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Faith is not abstract

Faith is not an abstract set of beliefs or feelings. Faith is not a general understanding of something of times past. True faith is knowing and believing a definitive and tangible object of truth on which we set our hope and eternity. True faith fills us and changes us.

In Hebrews 3:1 we see the beautiful words, "consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession;"

When you look at your circumstances, do you see your saviors hand? When you look in the mirror, do you see the life and grace of Christ? When you see the challenges before you and your family, do you see the plan of God shining through it all? Do you see with the eyes of faith? Yes, I know it's hard sometimes. But God has given us the way.

What are you setting your faith on; the fact that you belong to God? That is powerful, but faith requires more. The smallest of God's children have that glorious truth, but we are to grow and deepen in our knowledge of God. Little consideration results in little faith, little anchors result in drifting with the smallest of waves. And the winds and the waves will come, but those who live according to His word will stand.

While most of us could speak on these themes of scripture, it is not enough to know. These truths must be considered so that they are alive in our hearts. God's truth is the ground of faith, and God's Spirit works through faith.

When did you last consider things like this:

What does it mean, this great love of God? Am I surrendering to the leading of the Holy Spirit in my life? Do I trust God because I see Christ sacrifice ever before me? What does it really mean to be reconciled to God? Probably one of the most powerful ... what is the value of the blood of Christ and what does it say to God and then to me? What is God's plan for me in Christ?

It is not just a mental picture of a cross; it is what the cross represents. Oh, the depth, love, and life that is found in the Blood of His cross. Consider Jesus... then you have an anchor sure and steady. But no one can do it for you. You must seek the Lord for yourself.

God's grace my friends.

CJ Cutrone

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