This past summer we spent time studying Hebrews 11 and the stories of faith that God has given us to inspire our own faith in Him. A couple of weeks ago we talked about Moses and His journey with God. Here are 3 things we learned about having faith in God from Moses..
- Having faith means trusting in God’s plan!
When we think of Moses, we often spend time talking about his acts of heroism – the plagues, freeing God’s people, the parting of the Red Sea, the 10 Commandments, etc. We don’t really talk much about the time he spent fleeing Egypt as a murderer and keeping sheep as a homeless, nomad. That part of his life takes up 40 years (That’s 1/3 of his life!). We probably don’t talk about that much for a couple of reasons. One, the Bible doesn’t spend too much time talking about it, and two, it makes us uncomfortable. Anytime God’s answer to us is, “wait,” it causes some apprehension and questioning whether or not He really has a plan. This current generation, who has forgotten how miraculous dial-up internet once was in 1997, now wants everything in the blink of an eye. However, it’s usually in the WAITING that God is PREPARING us for what is COMING. If you want to increase your faith in God, start believing that He has a plan for your life according to His own agenda and glory.
- Having faith means trusting in God to provide!
When you choose to follow Jesus, He intentionally tells you to leave the safety and comfort of this world behind. He wants to be your go-to when you need something. He wants your life to be so dependent on Him, because He is worthy of that. The Bible tells us that Moses fled the prosperity in Egypt and the sin of wanting more power (Hebrews 11) to eventually be used as a savior for God’s people. I love what Hudson Taylor (a missionary to China) once said,
“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”
- Having faith means trusting in God’s Word!
When you abandon this world to follow Jesus, often times, all you have is a Word from God. You don’t always get a burning bush, like Moses, but when God has told you what He wants you to do, faith in His Word will allow you to go ALL IN with God’s plan! When you are following Jesus Christ, God’s Word is really all you get to take with you, and it’s enough. At the word of God, people have walked on water, seen the red sea part, watched walls fall down and heard the countless stories of those who once were blind but now they see. Study God’s word, believe God’s Word and act on God’s Word.
Let’s pray that God would use His Word to increase our faith. What are some ways you’ve seen God honor faith in Him? Comment below!