DAY EIGHT: THE HOLDING PATTERN OF FAITH
NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. HEBREWS 11:1, NKJV
Has God ever asked you to do something that felt ridiculous?
We’ve realised that sometimes, faith is the willingness to look foolish. It’s unlearning your fears until all that is left is the fear of God. And while gratitude thanks God after He’s done something, faith thanks Him before He does it.
Here are some examples of faith in action in scripture:
Noah built an ark before he had animals to fill it. (See Genesis 6.)
Elisha dug a ditch in the desert before God sent rain. (See 2 Kings 3.)
The widow borrowed vessels before she had the oil needed to fill them. (See 2 Kings 4.)
Faith takes a step before there’s a sign. And we wonder if this fast you’re in the middle of is exactly that for you.
By faith, you’re changing your pace. By faith, you’re moving to a new place. By faith, you’re taking on a new perspective.
The hardest part of any dream or destiny is the holding pattern, the pause, the time waiting for the promise to come to fulfilment.
We think of Abraham and how God promised him that an entire nation would come from him—descendants that would outnumber the stars in the sky and the sand by the sea. And yet, years came and went before he began to see that promise fulfilled through the miraculous birth of his son, Isaac.
In the same way, today, I want to encourage you to trust God with the Word He’s given you.
You may be in a holding pattern. You might even feel foolish. But stay in faith. God will fulfil His Word to you.
What is God speaking to you today?