Faith is. . .

Read

  Hebrews 11:1 

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. (HCSB)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (NKJV)

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. (NET)

Reflect

Re-read your favorite version of the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Do you understand now just what faith is?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by thanking Him for defining the essential quality we must have to know and communicate with Him.

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

Thank You, LORD!

Read

  Psalms 50:23 (NET)

Whoever presents a thank-offering honors Me.

To whoever obeys My

commands, I will reveal My power to deliver.

Reflect

Re-read the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Have you offered a thanks to the LORD today? Selah.

Respond

Respond to the Lord by offering a sacrifice of thanks and praise to Him for His mercy and grace toward you.

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

Celestial and Terrestrial — The Lord’s

Read

  Psalms 89:11 (NASB)

The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;

the world and all it contains,

You have founded them.

Reflect

Re-read the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Have you acknowledged that the owner and founder of heaven and earth is the LORD?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by thanking Him for establishing the heaven, the earth and all that is in it. Selah.

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

Full Ownership Belongs to the LORD

Read

  Job 41:11 (ESV)

Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?

Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

Reflect

Re-read the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Have you acknowledged that the owner and founder of the earth is the LORD?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by thanking Him for establishing the earth, the heavens, the sea…indeed, you and me!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

All That Is in Earth is Yours

Read

  1 Chronicles 29:11 (NKJV)

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness,

the power and the glory,

the victory and the majesty;

for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;

Yours is the kingdom, O LORD,

and You are exalted as head over all.

Reflect

Re-read the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Have you acknowledged that all that is in heaven and in earth belongs to the Lord? Selah.

Respond

Respond to the Lord by thanking Him for His majestic, exalted and victorious reign over all the earth!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

The Great God

Read

  Psalms 95:1-3

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

For the LORD is the great God, and the great King above all gods.

Reflect

Re-read the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Have you come before His presence with thanksgiving today?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by acknowledging that He is the great God, the great King above all gods!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

Our Hope is in You

Read

  Psalms 33:22

Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, just as we hope in You. (NKJV)
May we experience your faithfulness, O LORD, for we wait for you. (NET)
Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, according as we have hoped in You.(NASB)

Reflect

Think about the scriptural text you just read and take from it what the Lord wants to give you. Repeat the text to yourself. Memorize it. Allow it to sink into you.

Respond

Respond to the Lord by thanking Him for His unfailing love toward you…by, through and in Christ Jesus.

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.