Hebrews 11: The whole chapter is a great lesson on faith. Would you take some time to study it? What can faith cause? What can faith do? What can faith propel? What can faith birth?
Faith in God causes a radiation in the heart; not of the destruction of prayer cells, but of the illumination of His power; an electrifying means through which man may take notice of the divine occupancy within him, not for entertainment and frivolity, but for communion in the Spirit, and the renewal of the mind.
A man thus made shall shine with holy light,
darkness to expose,
Satan to oppose,
God’s will to propose,
faith to compose
and sin decompose.
Faith is a General who yearns to diffuse His supreme powers to any willing subject, that the latter may in the precious name of the Omnipotent do exploits.
It is a mighty force in the world that governments cannot create,
Yet from it they may utterly benefit.
Schools may not this power teach,
Yet unto each student and teacher, this power remains within reach.
Medical professionals faith’s force may not concoct in the laboratory of experiments,
Yet in the chambers of their hearts, this faith they may implement.
Academic professors may not this faith deeply subject to research,
Yet faith remains within their reach and faith is open to deep search.
Parents may not this faith bear from their wombs,
Yet this faith grows beyond the womb, and is sang about after the tomb.
Schools may not this faith purely write about,
Yet faith is willing their names be written in the eternal book.
Engineering machinery may not this faith design,
Yet to the hearts of engineers this faith longs to leave a permanent imprint and a sign.
Astronauts may not this faith find beyond the blue,
Yet in their searches above the stars this faith has granted them many clues.
Mathematicians may not this faith have the ability to count,
Yet this faith may know each by name and add to their spiritual bounties.
Language may not this faith purely define,
Yet this faith speaks of the heavenlies and the divine.
Preachers may not this faith fully preach.
Yet to all who believe, this faith remains fully within reach.
In its simplicity, faith unravels complexities.
It’s rope of strength descends from heaven,
In its enormity, faith’s meaning spans beyond the galaxies,
And He can change that which is odd and make it even.
The strength of faith has power to grasp man’s weakness
And imbue him to stand in spiritual power and gait.
Indeed, this faith is available to you and me. It is an extension whose chord draws other virtues with its divine grasp and towards its own presence. It calls for goodness from the citadel where hope abides and listens to the echoes of the words the heart doth speak. Its strength is large and broad; its depth is deep and wide; its power sustaining and unending; its lifespan is forever and eternal.
The exercise of it strengthens the muscles, not only of the bearer of the weight of faith, but also to the little wandering people on life’s highways who long to see faith at work; who are determined to hear the voice of faith speak to the heart and hence, the feet of faith will come close to the believer’s rescue, charting the path of path for the soul to follow.
Will you trust the Author of Faith with your life today?
“He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8