Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.


By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: ‘He could not be found, because God had taken him away.’ For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations,whose architect and builder is God. And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. Hebrews 11:1-12 (NIV)


The writer of Hebrews draws attention to these great men of faith who believed God despite not knowing the outcome. While faith starts by believing, it results in action. Abel was commended for his offering given by faith. Noah built a huge boat to save his family, though he was ridiculed and scoffed at by his neighbors. They had never seen rain, and Noah faithfully built this boat for decades. Abraham was directed by God to move his family to a new location. He had never been there, seen the terrain, or known the people who lived there. God directed him, and Abraham responded in obedience. Hebrews 11 continues to chronicle the individuals who placed their faith in God and responded in obedience. Each person, like you and me, had every reason to not follow God. Abraham didn’t know where he was going; he didn’t know the outcome of his obedience. Yet, his one step of faith made a way for generations to come to know God.

We also come to decision points in our walk with God that can change the trajectory of our life. However, those decision points require a step of faith to believe God no matter what we currently see. One step of faith can change a family tree or make way for generations to know God. What is your step of faith making a way for? Faith requires a risk, because we are not solely putting our trust in ourselves or our abilities. It requires us to believe God at a whole new level. You may have been sitting in the background, watching other people take steps of faith into their God-given destiny. As you seek Him, what is the next step God is asking you to make? If God has asked you to step out in faith today, you are in good company. Don’t let a lack of knowing the end destination cause you to stay seated when God asks you to move. Step out in faith.


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