Thursday, August 7, 2014

Emunah - Faith

The word translated 'faith' in Hebrew is "emunah".

Emunah - acting with firmness toward God's will.

Emuna 'Faith,' is best learned and applied when we don't have what we need, or see any way out of the circumstances we are in. It is most profitable to us when we don't have the things we need, and then is used to appropriate the things we need.  It is based on God's promises.

We don't need emunah faith when we already have everything we need or when everything is ducky, do we?

"Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

Faith, trust should lead us to act with "emunah."
Acting or doing something with firmness toward God's will.

Recentlym a man who went to our men's retreat in the mountains of Montana came home to find out his wife had left him. An opportune time to hold on to your faith and not throw it out the window; wouldn't you say . . .
It's times like these that faith comes in most handy, aint it?

What do we normally do with our faith when the poop hits the fan . . .

. . . Hold on to it and act accordingly or throw it away? What should we do?

Again . . .Emunah - A Hebrew word translated 'faith' - 'A firm action toward God's will'
Hebrews 11:1

To get water you have to dig the well first. Usually, you have to do that by faith that there is water somewhere under the ground ya haven't seen YET.

What do ya do when you dont 'see' the promises of God happening around you?
Well, ya just keep diggin!

The righteous live by faith and NOT by sight!

"So don't throw away that courage of yours, for it carries with it such a great reward; for YOU need to hold out; so that, by having DONE what God wills, you may RECEIVE what He has PROMISED." Hebrews 10:15

One more time . . . Emunah - Hebrew word translated "Faith" - "A firm action toward God's will"

Abba, lead us ALL in the way of faith and trust today so we might receive what you have promised. Help us ALL to just keep movin forward today and not worry about the things of tomorrow. Show your self strong on our behalf and give us your peace to know you hold the universe in your hand. In Jesus name, strengthen us, help us, and uphold us by your righteous right hand!"

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