"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
- Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
The Hebrew word for "faith" is emunah, which comes from the root word, aman.
It means to "securely trust or rely upon." It is actually from which we get the word Amen.
This word , emunah, is more than just a belief that something is true.
Rather, it is a belief in the only Someone that is truth.
It's the difference between knowing about God and having a personal relationship with Him.
It's the difference between hearing about your friend's miracle and having a miracle of your own.
It's the difference between seeing God as distant Creator and seeing God as best friend and Saviour.
It requires faith to do just about anything in life.
We have to believe in God's unending love or we have no love to give to ourselves or to others.
We have to believe in God's perfect timing or we have no ability to wait patiently for God's promises to come to pass.
We have to believe in God's amazing grace or we have no strength because we are constantly trying to do it all on our own.
We have to believe in God's forgiveness of our sins or we spend every waking hour confessing our faults and hiding from the truth.
It's really a glorious cycle of saying yes to Him and letting Him do it all...again and again and again.
It's when we try to muster up faith in ourselves and our own abilities that this glorious cycle gets interrupted.
Because it's never been God's intention for us to "do" anything.
It's only ever been about God doing it for us.
And to believe that God already did everything for us to live a life of abundance ....that, my friends, requires faith!