Read Hebrews 11:1-16 – Day 20
Faith is not dependent on circumstance. It is not meant to grow or shrink based on what is currently happening. It is more like breathing – you continue to breathe regardless of how your day is going. Just like we live by continuing to breathe, we need to live by keeping our faith.
There are many biblical account and events based on faith – Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Noah and the Ark, Abel’s offering to God – and it is easy to start thinking that faith stops when those events are over. The temptation is to have faith for one specific thing to happen, and then once it happens, faith is no longer needed.
But after reading the Hebrews passage, we understand that in all these biblical accounts, Abraham, Noah, and the rest didn’t stop living by faith after one event was completed. They didn’t even stop living by faith when “they didn’t receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.”
Our faith should be about more than our own story. Think about a promise from God that you have faith for. Is this promise just about you? How is it about more than you, more than just a circumstance in your life?