Welcome back to the Bible Cafe™ and week eight of our study on the Fruit of the Spirit. This week in Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit by Beth Moore, we focused on Faithfulness. We looked at the idea of believability as it relates to God. Beth Moore gave an amazing example of faithfulness through believing in a God we cannot see.
Faithfulness: Dependability, loyalty, and trustworthiness in fulfilling commitments.
Believing is walking by our faith, not by our sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) Yesterday I watched a blind man walk through our city streets, and what I saw amazed me. This man had a huge smile on his face, a bounce in his step, and an attitude of confidence in something he could not see: the sidewalk before him.
As I saw his white walking stick tap and move across the sidewalk and I thought of our Scripture verse. This man walked with JOY and by FAITH that he COULD see.
The blind man was evidence of Hebrews 11:1 -sure of what he hoped for (not falling) and certain of what he could not see (where the sidewalk ends). Do you have as much faith as a blind man?
By faith, we know God loves and cares for us and stands on His promises.
In our Bible Cafe™ small group discussions for Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit by Beth Moore, we reviewed prophecies and evidence. God has been faithful to us…unyielding in His love and patience with us. We bring Glory to Him when the fruit of the Holy Spirit reflects in us.
You may not always be aware of another person’s absence but you will quickly be aware of another person’s presence of faith.
And 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