You may recall a while ago I did a Revelations From the Word on Now Faith Is…. I have some more revelation to go with that. If you didn’t see it before, the short of it is:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
I told what things are, basically any good thing, any promise of God. That when it talks about faith is the substance, I equated that to the wood being the substance of the pulpit at the front of my church. Evidence is something presented to win a case. That was the message in a nutshell.
Anyhow, the new part to add to that goes with the substance part of that. We may not feel like we have the faith some times. We may not feel our faith has substance. However, while I can’t speak of the specifics of that particular pulpit, in general, you don’t feel or see the wood before you get the pulpit. You don’t provide wood to the craftsman to make the pulpit. Rather he provides you with everything you need for him to make the pulpit (okay, except for payment), after he is done he provides you with the pulpit. In much the same way, our Heavenly Father has provided us with His kind of Faith, and took it, fashioned it into the very thing we need, giving us a completed work. Our payment to Him for this? Love. Devotion. Getting into His Word daily…