"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going." Hebrews 11:1-3, 8
How does this sound to you? How much are you a modern day Abraham? How much do you listen for God's leading. Would you be willing to launch into something new that God might be calling you to do even though you don't know where you are headed? I realize how much we live by security and today would not cherish getting into anything that might be a risky venture. For sure, we would rather play it safe.
Yet, Abraham obeyed God. Faith therefore has a connection to the God of heaven and earth, where there is such a strong conviction that one is ready to gamble on where God might be leading. One really cannot do otherwise.
So, how is it in your life. Does your faith involve a trust in where God might be leading you? This Sunday my message will explore this aspect of faith in greater depth. May God's blessing be upon your meditation of these words and your preparation for Sunday worship. The full text of the reading is Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16