Topic: Examples of living by Faith
Text: Isaiah 55:4
Key verse: See how I used him to display my power among the peoples. I made him a leader among the nations.
We are a privileged generation, God has given us several examples in the scriptures of people who lived by faith and experienced outstanding results and miraculous interventions. The bible and historical records testify of people who dared to simply take God by his word for daily Providence and deliverance in times of danger. Knowing a couple of examples will boost your faith.
Today\’s text turns the spotlight on David whom we know his humble beginnings and how he ended up as King. He was called out from leading sheep to be anointed; things didn\’t change immediately even though the oil had been poured on him, God sent an opportunity his way and he reached out and took a hold of it, he brought Goliath down! Hallelujah!!!
Before Goliath, there was a Bear and a Lion too! Testimonies come in batches as you grow in faith! God is our Father; he never sets us up for failure. He will feed you with milk before meat and strong bones come as you mature for it. What you are facing now is what you can handle; God will not give you a test that is beyond you. That much we can learn from David\’s life.
Even as he fled from Saul in the wilderness, his faith did not fail. Recall this faith was rooted in the word of God alone documented in the psalms. Several times his lamentation tells you what he was experiencing and how he felt emotionally, yet his faith did not fail, he believed God\’s word.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. .Psalm 42:5
How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? Ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his Excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. My soul, wait for thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:3-5
Whether you are facing discouraging situations or battling the slander of friends and family, you must look at David\’s example and see how God brought him out and made him a King of repute. His failings notwithstanding, it reminds me of his humanity and my vulnerability if l don\’t exercise caution, he is a great example of the display of the power of God on behalf of those who can believe the impossible. Do you believe God\’s word concerning you? See Hebrews 11 there are several examples to follow until we become testimonies too!
Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God\’s promises because of their faith and endurance. Hebrews 6:12
Blessings, as you make that daily decision to live by Faith and not by feelings.