Rick Warren Daily Devotional 26 May 2022 | Read Thursday Daily Hope Devotional By Rick Warren, May 26, 2022
Topic: Faith Is Believing What You Can’t See
“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.” Hebrews 11:1 (NCV)
Rick Warren Daily Devotional 26 May 2022 MESSAGE
The life that God planned for you to live is really pretty simple. It’s a life of faith and love.
Matthew 22 gives us the principle of love. It says “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind’ . . . And . . . ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself’” (Matthew 22:37, 39 NCV).
And Hebrews 11 explains what it means to live a life of faith: “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6 NIV).
If you’re a parent, you know how pleased you are when your child trusts you. It’s the same way with God. Your trust in him—your faith—pleases him.
What is faith? Faith is believing when you can’t see it.
People say, “Seeing is believing.” God says the exact opposite: “Believing is seeing.” Some things you’ll never see unless you believe them first.
Hebrews 11:1 says it like this: “Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it” (NCV).
Every great achievement started when someone first believed it was possible. Faith turns dreams into realities. In other words, it makes reality out of what’s in your imagination. Nothing happens until someone first believes it’s possible.(Rick Warren Daily Devotional 26 May 2022)
Over 40 years ago, I stood in front of a small group of people for the first service of Saddleback Church. I shared a dream God gave me for a church with 50 acres of land—a church that would minister to 20,000 people every week. People laughed. Frankly, I laughed too. We all knew the high price of land in Orange County. It seemed impossible.
But God did it. Everything God has done through Saddleback in the last four decades was impossible before it happened. But we had faith that God would do the impossible.
What about you? What dream do you have today that requires faith?
Spend some time today asking God, “What do you want me to do?” When you’re tuned into and talking to God, setting goals becomes an act of faith.
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Talk It Over
- Give an example of a healthy choice that brings glory and honor to God. What’s an example of an unhealthy choice that doesn’t bring glory and honor to God?
- Describe a time you relied on willpower to reach a health goal. What was the outcome?
- What’s one specific healthy change you need to make in your life? Who can you ask to hold you accountable to that healthy choice?
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