The other day I was corresponding with one of the staff members of our accounting firm. I had recently learned that she was pregnant and was due to deliver in May of this year.
As we exchanged pleasantries, she asked how my day was going. In turn, I asked how she and the baby were doing
Her response has stayed on my mind for days.
She said she was doing great and Amelia was doing good as well. She went on to say ‘I am excited about my next doctor’s appointment, because I get to see her.’
Amelia, her baby. The baby she has not yet seen, heard or felt is as real to her at this moment as she will be the day she holds her in her arms.
Since the day I read that email I have heard this question in my spirit… ‘is your promise as real to you as this baby is to her?’
Hebrews 11:1 says; ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’
The Amplified Bible says it like this…
‘Now faith is the assurance, title deed, confirmation of things hoped for divinely guaranteed, and the evidence of things not seen, the conviction of their reality, faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses.’
Her faith in what she is carrying is her guarantee that she will see the fulfillment of her promise and hold her baby one day soon.
How about us? Is our promise so real to us that even though we haven’t seen it or felt it, we continue to know it is more real than anything else around us.
We all have something we are standing in faith for…something we are believing God for…how real is that thing?
I have a friend I have been praying for. Yesterday I felt certain God had done something great on her behalf…I had no evidence of that, it was just so real to me that I couldn’t shake it.
I didn’t talk with her during that time however, today I received a call from her sharing with me what God did for her the day before. I saw the evidence of what was already very real to me. My faith was released in that thing and I saw the fulfillment of it.
How real is your promise? If it is not as real as it should be, then let’s look at the rest of this verse in Hebrews 11. Verse 3 says; ‘By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.’
By faith….we understand….the worlds were framed by the word of God.
By faith, our worlds will ALSO be framed and created by the word of God.
So that the things which are seen…are not made of things which are visible.
It is the word of the Living God that causes the invisible, the impossible to become a reality. We must take the word of God and frame our world by speaking God’s word into our situation. As we do that, it is then that we will see our promise become as real as if we were seeing the manifestation of it. God has already completed His part…this, my friend, is our part.