Friendship Baptist Church Kansas City, Missouri
The Spirit of Faith
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By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. – Hebrews 11:8 (ESV)


The beginning of the year usually symbolizes a fresh start. Many people embrace this move in the calendar as an opportunity to set goals and make needed changes in their life. This shift in the calendar can be counted on every year, it always comes in January. Unfortunately, for some the desired change in their life is short lived. Within a few weeks commitments and goals have become no more than distant memories. Perhaps this communicates to us that no matter how sincere or noble our goals and intentions may be, without faith in God they can never be realized.


This seems to be the intention of the writer in the Hebrews text. Teaching us that our greatest dreams and goals are only realized within the context of an unshakable faith. Do you have faith? Faith is not wishful

thinking or unrealistic optimism; it is an unwavering and unrelenting confidence in God. Whatever 2017 brings, you and I can face it by faith.


We are told in Hebrews 11:8 that faith is obeying and trusting God even when we have no idea what comes next. This is Abraham leaving Ur and trusting God for his future. Do you trust God for your future? We should remind ourselves that as children of God, we have an inheritance. God has special plans and promises for us, future and present. Like father Abraham, we must possess our inheritance….only by faith.


The greatest accomplishments for believers happen only by faith. Victory, conquest, and deliverance are all the result of faith. The key is having the spirit of faith, the mind of faith, prayers of faith and the determination to walk by faith. To be faithful is in reality to be “full of faith”. Let us endeavor to pray for each that our faith might increase. Our greatest glory is in front of us….go get your blessing!


Praying God’s Blessings and Victory over your life in 2017.


Happy New Year,

Pastor Terrance and Family

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