I have been meditating on a verse of scripture for the past few days and
it is amazing to me how God will make the scripture come alive where two
or three hours will fly by while meditating on His Word. The scripture is
found in Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen." When we come to the Lord in prayer asking
Him for something or to meet a particular need; we have to believe and
have faith that He hears and will answer us. Even though we don't see the
answer after spending time in prayer, we need to stand strong and expect
that the Lord heard us and the answer is on the way. Remember, faith is
the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. We
can't see the answer, but by faith we need to believe it is on its way.
This is a great poem that really blessed me to stay strong and faithful to
the Lord because He is always there (Psalm 139:7-10) and will never leave
our side. I hope you are blessed and encouraged as well.
FAITH OF A CHILD
The father, a well digger, strong was he, And as loving and kind as a
father could be.
And Mary his daughter, five years old, Was very much dearer than millions
To Mary her father was big, grand and nice, So each had a treasure, beyond
any price. One day to the well, little Mary was sent To take daddy's
lunch, how gladly she went.
But when she looked down, not a thing could be seen. The well, like a
pocket, was dark as could be. The father saw Mary and heard her voice,
too, But made not a sound, just to see what she'd do.
She dropped to her knees, the dear little soul, And called down, "Oh,
Daddy, are you down this hole?"
"Why yes Mary darling, I'm here at your feet, Just drop my lunch for I'm
ready to eat. Just let it go easy, I'll catch it alright." She did and she
saw it fall out of sight. "Why Mary," said father, "There's enough here
for two, Now this is the thing I would like you to do. You jump down here
to me and we'll eat it together, Down here in the cool and away from the
"Oh, daddy, I'm afraid, I can't see you at all, Be sure now you catch me
and don't let me fall." 'Twas just for a moment she wavered in doubt, Then
closing her dear little eyes she jumped out. In the darkness, yes, that
was the test, She trusted in faith in her father's request. And both were
so happy he kissed her and smiled Because of the sweet trusting faith of
"Oh, sweet little Mary, you put me to shame, How often my Father has
called me the same, But because it was dark I turned back in doubt.
Refusing the call, though his arms were stretched out."
© copyright 1998 David Velazquez
God will reward our faithfulness to Him and will always guide us when
we're asked to start something new in ministry work. In my case, I never
wanted to start a website or even this encouragement ministry, but after
spending time in prayer, I felt the Lord impress upon my heart to start
these new ministries anyway. I had no experience in either area but by
faith, I trusted the Lord to lead, guide and give me His wisdom to handle
all that He put in my heart to do. God was faithful to me just as I was
being faithful to Him in that He always put the right people in my life to
get a certain task accomplished. No matter what situation your going
through in life; pray and believe the Lord heard you and the answer is
coming. Jesus said in Matthew 17:20 faith the size of a mustard seed has
the power to move mountains. How big is your faith?
I encourage you to be faithful to the Lord and be sensitive to His voice.
If you feel Him leading you to start a ministry or just to follow His
leading, I encourage you to be obedient. God has nothing but the best for
His children, but He wants to see how faithful we are with the little, so
He knows we can be trusted with the much (Matthew 25:14-23).
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Hebrews 11:6 declares "But without faith it is impossible to please him:
for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a
rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
Psalm 31:23-24 "O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD
preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of
good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the
Matthew 9:20-22 "And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of
blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be
whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter,
be of good comfort; thy Faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made
whole from that hour."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
To God belongs all the Glory and the Honor and the Praise, Forevermore.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry