“What Does It Mean to Live By Faith?” 9/04/2017 Written by Matthew Winters for “Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)

“Our Daily Bread”     http://odb.org/

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie    http://www.harvest.org/devotional

                            Image result for picture live by faith Bible

Written by Matthew Winters for “Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)  @  https://mdw4christ.wordpress.com

Original post @    https://mdw4christ.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/what-does-it-mean-to-live-by-faith/


What Does It Mean to Live By Faith?


We are great about including faith as a necessary element for salvation, but what about for daily living? What about serving and sustaining faith? Let’s take a look from Hebrews 11 at what it means to live by faith.

  • Stepping out of your comfort zone (Hebrews 11:8, 9). God called Abraham at the age of 75 to leave where he was with no clear direction about where to go. Abraham left his hometown of Ur to go to a better place God had for him. When you and I step out of our comfort zone, His plan for us is always better than where we are.

  • Seeking greater things (vv. 10, 14-16). Abraham understood that this world was not his home but that he had a home in Heaven. People of faith are people of vision. George Barna said that “vision is the ability to understand the history, the present condition, and the potential of the church, and to conceive a plan for action that will maximize the ministry potential. Vision always entails progress: it is never satisfied with the status quo.” Bob Logan said, “A godly vision promotes faith rather than fear. A godly vision motivates people to action. A godly vision requires risk-taking. A godly vision glorifies God, not people.” People of faith always look ahead.

  • Sacrificing everything (vv. 17-19). God promised Isaac to Abraham for many years and later calls him to sacrifice Isaac as a test. When you and I are living by faith, we understand that faith demands a sacrifice.

  • Suffering persecution (vv. 24-27). Here you see that Moses chose to suffer affliction with God’s people to enjoy sin’s temporary pleasures. The remainder of Hebrews 11 points out named and unnamed people who suffered persecution for their faith. We are not exempt.

Are you satisfied with your faith level right now? Is it moving mountains, or it is enough to keep you afloat? May I challenge us all to bigger faith? Let’s stop believing for enough to survive. Let’s believe for enough to thrive!


P.S. (from bruce)  I came across this question answered by www.gotquestions.org   “Why do so many people struggle with a lack of faith?”…  It is an excellent addition to today’s post…  Please spend some time reading this, and many other related posts at the bottom…if you struggle with absolute faith that God is in control of your life…


Picture credit:  https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+live+by+faith+Bible&rlz=1C1VFKB_enUS610US619&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSot7nyorWAhUBxiYKHen6Bz4QsAQIQQ&biw=1173&bih=825#imgrc=tKMxsj3hdLrNSM:




About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
This entry was posted in Bible, Catholic, Christ, Christianity, Daily Devotion, Exortation, faith, God, Gospel, Holiness, Hope, Jesus Christ, Love, Mercy, Peace, Praise, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to “What Does It Mean to Live By Faith?” 9/04/2017 Written by Matthew Winters for “Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)

  1. Let’s not forget this piece of sage advice also; “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.” — Hebrews 11:6.
    It stands to reason that if it is impossible to please our Heavenly Father WITHOUT faith, then it IS possible to please Him WITH faith! How marvelous is that, that someone as lowly as each of us can actually PLEASE the God of Creation, just by walking in faith?!!
    Great post as usual, Brother Bruce!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

God's Whispers of Truth

A Haven of Hope and Truth.


"You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning" Psalm 18:28


The sage of Baltimore lives on



What Matters To Life

no figment, fantasy, or fable

Life, love, writing

Sara Beth Williams, Author of Christian Romance

J. A. Allen

Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins


Be Inspired For Biblical Success

American Writers Exposed

The Journal of Two Pissed On and Pissed Off Writers (Figuratively Speaking ... that is)

Pure Glory

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Psalms 19:1

A Necessary Pain



Personal blog sharing life experiences, captivating stories and vision

Ramblings Of A Zealot ~

This is a blog page dedicated to ministering to those wounded in soul, body, mind, or spirit. Many subjects may be touched upon through my many reflections, muses, and ramblings, however, always will the posts and messages have a Spiritual message that the Lord may be glorified. May you be ministered to and blessed . . .

Brandon J. Adams

For millennials seeking the abundant life of Jesus

This is Another Story

About life, fantasy, and everything in between

Braver Than Before

A journey to overcome fear in the midst of life’s uncertainties


"Discussions on faith and perseverance"


This site is all about living life to it's fullest. My experiences might help you or inspire you to go on in what ever situation you may have. All my posts are random. Let's talk about experiences, love, travel, life etc. . I will do my very best not to keep you bored reading all my post. Godbless!

diiwanna's Blog

For Witticism, Criticism & Exposure....... and some silliness here and there.

Prayers and Promises

Finding Hope in This Crazy World


Deep Thoughts and Ideas

Unashamed of Jesus

Jesus is not a religion but a relationship with God


Walk the road to spiritual growth and enlightenment with a touch of humor

Elihu's Corner

press on to know the lord

susanne matthews

Living the Dream


Poetry & Me

I Just Have to Say...

and I'm sayin' it here.


Raindrops of love land on my heart

Joseyphina's World

Born to Write, On a Mission to Inspire

Me In The Middle

a beginning, a middle, and an end…but not necessarily in that order

Project Prose

Exploration through writing, photography and art

A Reading Writer

I write because I read. I read because I write.


Essentially Vanessa

A Joy of Health Nutrition and Beauty

Your Health, Your Lifestyle, Your Choice

Maneé Trautz

Inspired to Write. Writing to Inspire.


ink of love in fire - design is my desire

An Artist’s Path

A space for creative seekers.

Church Set Free

Love is the answer - now what's your question?

Random Musings And Wanderlust

Curious thoughts from a vivid imagination, with no rhyme or reason weaving them together.

Words dipped in Happiness

Words which will fall into your Heart, once they reach your Brain

Making Life an Art

Finding the miraculous in the mundane

An Array Of Blogs

Showcasing some of the best blogs the Internet has to offer...and more

Pattern$ oF R@nD0mNEsS

However random it might seem, everything in this world has a pattern

%d bloggers like this: