THURSDAY, MAY 26
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Substance in the Greek is hoop-os-tas-sis and according to Hebrews 11:1, faith is the process of hoop-os-tas-sis. The Word becomes faith when it germinates and grows for a harvest. For example, we plant the promises for the gifts of the Spirit. We water those by studying them, by praying for them consistently and by expecting and asking for manifestations of them when we face something where they are needed. As our confidence grows we know that there is a harvest of the gifts of the Spirit that comes from the promise of them in the Word. Faith is really like sowing corn seed, watering it, tending it and watching as the full ear of the corn develops. Seeing the fruit that has grown and is in manifestation is a testimony of the care and attention we give the seed from the time we plant it in the soil. Faith is the hope of the harvest of seed we have sown. It is the confidence that it is coming. We act on it when we have the confidence it is there. The more seed we sow of God’s Word in our heart, meditate on, speak out and believe for, the more of a faith harvest we will see.