April 19, 2024

Hebrews 11:23-27 (HCSB)
23 By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter 25 and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin. 26 For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king’s anger, for Moses persevered as one who sees Him who is invisible.

Sarah Ricciardi
When Jason and I began adding onto our home in preparation for Jason’s parents to move in, God prompted me to rewrite these verses. “By faith, Jason and Sarah built a house. By faith they considered Him faithful who had promised.” I would pray this outloud most mornings and then I would add those powerful verses 32 through Chapter 12, verse 2. When we proclaim God’s truth out loud we hear it TWICE, dear brothers and sisters! We hear it inside our head and then that reverberating truth punches our eardrums on its external audio path, too. Fear of the unknown threatens to paralyze even us, His children. But when we remind our unknown about ALL that God has made known to us, that fear diminishes. Ground your own faith story in your God-given identity. These heroes of Hebrews 11 all had ugly pasts that they could have let rule their legacy. God’s declaration determined their imprint. Let Him determine yours.

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