is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This
is what the ancients were commended for. By
faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his
inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews
11:1, 2&8 (NIV)
Over the years my perception of the subject of faith has
changed a bit from how to receive things from God, especially materials things
or the so-called good things. Now I see faith differently, it’s more of faith
to become not faith to receive.
The question to ask is not how do I receive these things,
but who I need to become that these things accrue to me. Faith is not to
receive, it’s to become. To become the one who’ll wait for God’s promise for 25
years, the one who’ll offer an acceptable sacrifice, the one who’ll walk with
God and so on.
Faith to receive talks about the gift, faith to become talks
about the relationship. When it’s about the relationship, though you cherish
the gifts which are the fringe benefits of the relationship, you are not stuck
on the gifts and can choose to refuse or give them back if they infringe on the
relationship. You have the things, but the things don’t have you. The blessing
is the relationship.
Receive faith today to become the one goodness and mercy
shall follow all the days of your life.