Hebrews 11:1 says, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is believing in what you don’t physically see in front of you, but you whole heartedly believe in. It is only by faith and through faith that we are able to understand the power of God, believe in the existence of God, and profess God’s word with conviction. Hebrews 11:6 also says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” If faith is the basis of our Christianity, how can we effectively apply faith in everyday life? Let’s take a look at what faith is in the Bible and 6 ways to apply faith not only in our spiritual life but our everyday life.
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HOW TO APPLY FAITH IN EVERYDAY LIFE?
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.
1. Give God your best.
To offer a sacrifice to God means to give God the best of what you have. This can be your time, praises, attention, heart, devotion, etc. By faith Abel was able to give God an offering that not only was acceptable, but was esteemed as the better offering. Although Cain had also brought an offering to God, his offering lacked faith. Similarly to Cain, our flesh isn’t willing to take that extra step to please God.
Cain just did what “he had to do”, but didn’t have conviction in what he was doing.
It is necessary to not only do, but to have faith in what you do.
2. Impact the life of others.
What always amazes me about the story of Abel is that although he never had a speaking voice and his story is relatively short, he made a huge impact. So much so that it was necessary to include him in Hebrews 11 along with Moses, Noah, Abraham, and more heroes of faith. Abel’s faith was so strong that it transcended death. He didn’t get to live as long or do as much as others, but his faith was enough.
Scripture says that although he died, his faith still speaks.
And that’s the power of faith – to make an impact.
The conviction of one person can mark and change the lives of many others.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
3. Take God’s warnings seriously.
You know when God tells you “no that person is not the one for you” and you go ahead and take your chances only to be disappointed after?
That’s exactly what God wanted to avoid happening to Noah with the flood.
God warned Noah of a flood that had never existed before on earth. It never used to rain on earth, so a flood happening seemed completely impossible.
But Noah BELIEVED God. He believed that a flood was going to come. He believed that he needed to protect himself from that flood and build an ark.
When we go into a new job, project, relationship, or venture, we have no idea what awaits for us down the road. Will it be worth it? Will there be heartbreak?
But God does.
And that’s why it’s important to believe that God knows what’s best for us. When God warns us its not to hurt us, but to protect us from floods.
4. Believe that God can making something new.
Noah not only believed that God was able to protect him from the flood, but that he was also able to give him a new beginning. The earth was filled with corruption and violence. A fresh start was necessary. The flood was going to wipe everything out of earth and leave only Noah and his family to start over again.
Noah had to trust that God was able to give him a fresh start.
Just like a new beginning was necessary in Noah’s life, new beginnings are necessary in our lives. The floods that happen in our lives aren’t meant to drown us but to wipe out the bad so that God can give us a new beginning.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
5. Leave places/situations to go where God wants you to go.
No one wants to leave their comfort zone, but God doesn’t work in comfort zones.
When God called Abraham, the first thing he asked him to do was to leave his home. After a whole life of living in Ur, Abraham had to leave everything behind so that God can work in his life. He had to leave Ur (the known) to go to Canaan (the unknown).
By faith, Abraham was able to trust that the place God was taking him was better than the place he had lived in all his life. The place God was taking him was the place where God was going to bless him in and make a great nation from Him.
It’s not easy to leave places where we feel like we belong in, where we have been in so long, or where we feel comfortable in. But it’s necessary to leave those places/situations so that we can inherit God’s promises.
Abraham spent most of his life in Ur but he didn’t have what he wanted most: a child. Abraham needed to leave Ur so that God can bless him not only with a son but with a nation. What places/situations are you holding on to?
Hebrews 11:11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. (NKJV)
6. Trust God’s timing.
It’s never too late.
It’s never too late to see God work in your life or to receive that miracle.
While all of Sarah’s friends and family members were having babies, Sarah was waiting on God’s time. Sure it made all the sense in the world for Sarah to give Abraham a child at a young age, like every other women.
But, God wanted to manifest himself in her life.
Sarah believed that God was faithful to act in her life in HIS TIME.
By faith, Sarah was able to wait on God’s time and see his promise fulfilled.
What are you currently waiting for?
Does it feel like it’s just too late to get a license? find a job? graduate from college? find the right person? have a child? or start over? It is never too late.
When you have faith, time is not an obstacle.
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I really hope you found these 6 ways to apply in everyday life helpful.
Sending you blessings & love,