Faith cannot be lived in a vacuum. Our relationship with God is definitely personal. God accepts each of us based upon our choice and our decision to submit to his Lordship. But, it is impossible to live a life of faith in a vacuum. Our experience as we walk by faith is very noticeable and very infectious. Hebrews 11, shows the lineage of the people of Israel; and how their continued faith brought them to, through and out of Egypt.
The life of faith displayed by Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses has literally shaped the world we live in today. None of the patriarchs could have possibly imagined their choice to trust God would still be affecting lives three thousand + years later. God told them that it would; they trusted and followed him as if the choices would–but, none lived to see the fruit of their steps of faith.
We are faced with the same choice daily. We have to live a life of faith knowing that by doing so we will impact generations to come. It is critical for our personal peace and joy to walk by faith, but, it is even more critical that our families see our faith and walk accordingly. That only happens, however, if we are consistent in our trust and following of the Lord. Solomon said it best, “Trust in the Lord with all your hearts, lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways–and He will make your path straight!” Proverbs 3:5-6
God Bless You
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice.He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[c] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.