And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
The journey of our life, each and every experience, is an opportunity to Build Capacity toward the fulfillment of God’s promises for our lives. As we choose to LIVE, declaring life in and through all things, God is revealed to us in the fullness of His power and promise but also our abilities are exercised, developed, and manifested through Him to engage life and its challenges. We build our muscle, our faith and actions toward an expected end, as we learn how to LIVE and do so as God has declared. The journey of the heroins of faith are an example to us how we can exercise our faith and win for in doing so we strive, press toward the mark fo the higher calling, thus, see and know of God faithfulness and power in and over life. Build your faith by stretching, in and through your challenges, to reveal God and God’s power in and available to you. You and I will never know or understand our capacity if we do not stretch toward His promises for our lives. As we take the initiative, choose to LIVE, we will reveal our abilities and capacity of what we can do and are capable of as well as the significance of God’s presence, power and promise in our lives. Strive to LIVE and God is faithful to ensure that you not only survive but thrive in His promise of life and life more abundantly in and through all things, revealing God and His power operating and available to you!