Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that faith is, indeed, rewarded. Abraham, by faith, believed God, and did become a father. Moses’ faith is also cited. Their faith was the reward, or at least, part of it, because it is what kept them going. It is what strengthened them and their resolve. And, in turn, those (strength and resolve, determination) strengthened their faith. I want to go with Abraham’s faith.
Abraham’s faith was counted unto him, by God, as righteousness. Quoting from Dictionary, here are some of the definitions I found: goodness, virtue, uprightness, decency, integrity, worthiness, high-mindedness, nobility, noble mindedness. Yes, there are also those like: sinless, innocence, piety, and morality.
The ones I want to focus on are the ones in Italics. They are the ones that strengthen and empower faith. They make faith it’s own reward. They have to do with so much more than piety, being sinless, with innocence and morality. Piety, innocence, and morality are seeds sown to Heaven and to our own spirits.
The list in italics are seeds that empower faith, not only in our own lives, but the lives of those with whom we have contact. They can influence and change lives. They are sown to Heaven through our doing and giving involving other lives. They are also sown to our own spirits, as well; empowering our own faith and spiritual growth and maturity. It’s a little like the feeding of the thousands by Jesus. You put it in His hands, believing Him, and thousands are fed…with plenty left over. Faith multiplied and magnified is the reward of faith. We have then, not only more seed to sow, but much stronger crop, and better fruit…greater harvests.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 29, 2019, 12:30 p.m.