This morning, I was stumped and had difficulty coming up with a story to go along with faith. I was excited to be able to write about the kind of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11 and needed a good example. Some days, I need more faith than others and must pray for God to intervene. Then, my camera went off three times in a row. You could hear something in the background but couldn’t see anything. Suddenly, a cow sticks her head over the fence. That’s when I knew God was giving me a clue.
Faith is like a fence for livestock; you build the fence with the hope that these enormous beasts don’t become clued in that they could easily walk right through it unharmed. We have faith that the fence will hold, so the cows don’t end up on the highway.
With unbelief, we are like the cows within the fence, not knowing our potential power to walk through that fence and become free.
We must practice our faith to see its results, like me this morning, not having a good story to go along with the verse. I prayed for God to help me and had faith that he would. Then the cow pops her head over the fence. I can’t make this stuff up. I’m always amazed at how faithful God is; trust him and strengthen your faith by practicing it.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1