Field of Dreams - Day 1

Opening Prayer:

Dear God, today if I hear your voice, don’t let me harden my heart, as I did in my rebellion. (Paraphrase of Hebrews 3:15)         

Read: Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Reflect:

We don’t know who wrote Hebrews, but it was directed at Jews who had an important decision to make: Believe Jesus or continue hoping for the messiah. Their decision isn’t completely unlike our decision today: Have faith in Jesus or _________. Fill in the blank. What do you hope for? What, or who, do you consult for your assurance?

 “Now” – A great word to begin a lesson on faith. Not tomorrow, not next week. Not when the crops are harvested (oomph, Field of Dreams cornfield.) Faith is firmly planted in the present. Faith is also immediate; don’t put it off until later.

 

Apply:

What is your definition of faith? This week we are looking at some people who, while keeping faith, prospered or suffered, yet all had faith.

Closing Prayer:

Dear God, remind me of your provision when I have trusted you. I want my life to be measured by what you have done in my life and through me. Don’t let my faith waiver.

Terry Schneider