2. Exercising Our Faith:
Once we can admit our dependency on God, it gives us an opportunity to exercise our faith. When we think He is silent and not working, we have the truth of His Word to remind us that He is always working. It is by faith that God moves on our behalf. In Hebrews 11, we receive a rundown on God’s resume through the faith of those who believed:
By faith, Abel brought an acceptable offering to God (Hebrews 11:4)
By faith, Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying (Hebrews 11:5)
By faith, Noah built an ark to save His family from the flood (Hebrews 11:7)
By faith, Abraham left his home to go to the land God would show him (Hebrews 11:8)
By faith, Sarah birthed a child at an old age (Hebrews 11:11)
The list goes on and on but should serve as a reminder to us how by faith, God is working for our good even when we think He is silent. By faith, God can turn a situation around, we just have to trust His word no matter the circumstance, and no matter what it looks like. By faith, He will meet our needs—even the ones we don’t even recognize we need.
3. Stewarding Our Worship
Worship isn’t limited to church service. We have seen the evidence of this throughout this year as many church buildings closed their doors to protect the health and wellness of their congregation. Many of us had service online and turned our homes into a beautiful place of worship.
When we worship, we take the focus off of us and place it on our Father. We reverence our Creator, the One who is in control. We hallow His name. Our worship invites a shift in our hearts to remind us of the truth of who our God is. It helps us to minimize our circumstances and maximize our love and dependency on Him.
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