As you begin this week we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.
“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for an knowing that something is real even if we do not see it….it is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen….without faith no one can please God. Any who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him.” (Hebrews 11:1,3,6)
“The Good News shows how God makes people right with himself-that it begins and ends with faith. As the Scripture says, “but those who are right with God will live by trusting in him” “. (Romans 1:17)
“We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed….So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18)