Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Weekly Verse: Hebrews 11:1

Before I get into the whole purpose of this post, I would like to share a part of myself with you. Christianity is a major piece of my life. I was raised in the church, and still attend today. I go to a Christian school, and I am an Ambassador at my school (a Christian leader). I'm not trying to pat myself on the back or anything, but I simply want to give you the foundation of my faith. 

Being a Christian doesn't mean doing all of those things (going to church, attending a Christian school, etc). One can do all of those activities with no heart for God. Faith in Christ is much bigger than walking the walk; it is a relationship with God.  Faith in Christ means you are willing to give up all you desire and care about in order to follow God. Yes, He wants us to go to church and share His word, but He cares more about the relationship we develop with Him. How do you obtain this relationship with Christ? By building a deep trust in God and trusting him to handle everything. To have this relationship, one must be willing to give up worldly desires to pursue him.  By giving up our deepest desires and passions, and trusting God with our lives, we show utter dependence on God. And that is what He wants. God doesn't want you to worry or have to deal with a new issue every day. He does not want us to go to bed angry about what the next day holds, nor does He want us to begin a day negatively. God wants us to lean on Him through everything. 

With all of that said, I want to introduce my idea of a weekly verse. Every week, I will pick a Bible verse that stands out to me. I will start each week with what that particular verse means to me, and I will copy it at the bottom of each post of that week. 

So to start this new tradition of mine, I would like to introduce this week's verse! For this week, I have chosen Hebrews 11:1. After reading it in my daily devotional, I thought it was perfect to start this weekly ritual. 

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Today's New International Version, Hebrews 11:1)

I love this verse because it lays out what faith really is in very few words. In order to have faith in Christ we must understand that Christ did die for all of our sins, and we must believe that He is coming again. We must know that God created us as people, and we must hope that we will be reunited with Him in Heaven. 

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