Yesterday, I went to the beach with my girls. I wanted to spend some quality time with them since I started working a new job. It has been quite an adjustment for all of us, even our dog 🐶. It was a wonderful time spent with my girls. The weather was awesome, in the mid 70’s with clear blue skies with the beautiful sun out.
We really didn’t feel the heat of the sun at all. I had decided to forgo putting sunscreen on, as we only planned on being at the beach for two hours. But afterwards when we got home, my youngest and I felt the effects of not putting the sunscreen on for those two hours. I was not thinking upon it too much. But this morning, the Lord spoke to me.
He said tell my people ….. just because nothing seems to be changing or working, doesn’t mean that is the truth. I am working behind the scenes, beyond what you can see or perceive with your natural eyes. Just as you can’t see the sun having it’s affect, even when it seems cooler out, and the sun doesn’t seem to be having it’s full effect. I am working!!! Rest in My faithfulness to do My own Word. I am a DOER of My own Word. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say!!! And it will accomplish that which I have sent it out forth to accomplish.
Hebrews 11:1-12 Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the men of old gained [divine] approval. By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which it was testified of him that he was righteous (upright, in right standing with God), and God testified by accepting his gifts. And though he died, yet through [this act of] faith he still speaks. By faith [that pleased God] Enoch was caught up and taken to heaven so that he would not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found because God had taken him; for even before he was taken [to heaven], he received the testimony [still on record] that he had walked with God and pleased Him. But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him. By faith [with confidence in God and His word] Noah, being warned by God about events not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his family. By this [act of obedience] he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith. By faith Abraham, when he was called [by God], obeyed by going to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as a foreigner in the promised land, as in a strange land, living in tents [as nomads] with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs of the same promise. For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has foundations, [an eternal, heavenly city] whose architect and builder is God. By faith even Sarah herself received the ability to conceive [a child], even [when she was long] past the normal age for it, because she considered Him who had given her the promise to be reliable and true [to His word]. So from one man, though he was [physically] as good as dead, were born as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand on the seashore.
2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—