- Coral representing depth of the heart
- China red representing fierce love
- Cream representing sweet aroma
- Copper shimmer representing giving it all up to the Lord
The scriptures that go with it are:
- Romans 10:10 (TPT) The heart that believes in him receives the gift of the righteousness of God—and then the mouth gives thanks to salvation.
- Hebrews 11:6 (GW) No one can please God without faith. Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
- Mark 11:24 (TPT) This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
A Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Believe with Absolute Conviction.”
Hebrews 11:1 (VOICE) Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen.
Beloved, believe in Me with absolute conviction. Have utter faith and confidence in Me and in My Word. I AM fully steadfast and completely faithful. So rest in Me.
Faith is believing even without “proof.” It is trusting in an understanding that transcends the natural mind. For believing that which is fact requires no trust and no belief in anything greater than yourself.
True faith requires humility because it is rooted in hope and undergirded by a childlike belief. It cannot be proved in the way logic would demand, and yet it has strength that surpasses logic. So walk in that radical faith and believe with absolute conviction.
A post by Meghan Williams from MeghanW.com is connected to this. It’s called “Substance of Faith.”
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
I’ve been meditating on this verse for a couple days. Then I read it again like this:
But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that:
1. He is,
2. and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Faith is essential. And you cannot claim to be a person of faith if you don’t truly believe He “is” – but also (and this is the one so many people struggle with) that He is a rewarder. Finally, part of faith is “diligently seeking Him.” That means not giving up when we don’t understand in our natural minds how He is going to come through. We don’t have to understand… we have to trust! Faith = Trust
That is why “…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is all about believing when we don’t understand.
But here’s where it gets really interesting – “without faith it is impossible to please Him.” Ouch!
Add to it “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him” (Hebrews 10:38). Ok, so if we are “just” (righteous before God [Merriam-Webster]) we will live by faith.
But wait a minute, aren’t all those who have been saved made righteous through the blood? Yes – so what that means is that demonstrating a life lived by faith is proof you have received salvation. Uh oh – the converse of that is that if you do not live by faith… um, you might want to reconsidered if you are truly saved! Why is that? Well, it all comes back down to trust. Do you believe that “He is”? And have you truly received Him?
Faith is such a stretch for us. We get so caught up in people “thinking we’re crazy” and being “logical” or whatever. All the while our primary concern should be being obedient to God. What has He told us to do? What has He promised us? Act on those things. Wait on those things. “He is.” And He is faithful… we should be “fully persuaded that, what He [has] promised, He [is] able also to perform” (Romans 4:21).
Thank You Lord for being. Thank You for Your faithfulness and for being a rewarder. Help me to understand what “diligently seeking You” looks like. I want to be found “just”. Increase my faith Lord. I desire to be pleasing to You. I stand fully persuaded that You are who You say You are and that You will do that which You have promised. You are my strength and my firm foundation – I will not be shaken! I praise You Lord… may my life bring You glory!
Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Believe and Obey.”
Hebrews 11:6 (AMP) But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.
Beloved, believe and obey. Mere faith is not enough. Your faith must prompt you to action, and that action must be righteous and pleasing. It must prompt you to obedience. For faith without works is dead. Indeed, it is a useless faith.
And in the same way you know a tree is good by the good fruit it bears, so your faith is proved good by the sweet fruit it produces. And may your motivation for action not be to gain the rewards that come from Me (though they will surely come), but rather from a heart so full of love for Me that you cannot NOT act.
So beloved, let your faith take form, and act in a way that brings joy and pleasure to Me. And may you relentless pursue Me that you might accurately know what that looks like.
James 2:17 (NLT) So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
A portion of a post by Meghan Williams from MeghanW.com is connected to this. It’s called “True Faith (Genesis 22).”
As I was reading Genesis 22 this morning, God highlighted several things to me about what true faith looks like. This chapter is the one where Abraham is to offer Isaac as a sacrifice so I’m sure you can surmise some of where I’m going, but there’s several nuggets in here aside from the obvious one…
The first nugget we find in verse 1.
Genesis 22:1 (VOICE) After a period of time, God decided to put Abraham to the test. Eternal One: “Abraham!” Abraham: “I am right here.”
Other translations say “Here I am”, but the key point is his immediate response. He was open, available, and ready to hear from God. This is the active readiness that God included in His download in the silk letter the Voice of the Lord. An internal quietness, a staying tuned into God’s frequency, ready to hear Him.
One of the things I love about the Voice’s wording is it implies a positioning as well. The statement “I am right here” gives the feel Abraham is close to God, hovering in the presence of God – waiting on Him. Which is exactly where we should be.
So our first key to true faith given here is being present and tuned into God at all times.
Obedience & Holding Nothing Back
God gives the instructions in verse 2. The instructions themselves give you pause. People like to say that God will never ask you to do anything against His word, and yet in Genesis 22:2 He clearly does. And before anyone argues the word wasn’t written yet, I’ll point out it was likely known orally at this point, but even if it wasn’t surely killing was known to be against God’s character! But regardless, our next nugget comes in the beginning of verse 3.
Genesis 22:3 (VOICE) Abraham did as he was told. Early in the morning he got up, saddled his donkey, and taking two of his trusted servants with him and his son Isaac, he cut the wood for the burnt offering and traveled to the place God had told him about.
He did what he was told. Not only that, but he did it right away (“early in the morning…”). This is staggering to consider given what God has asked Him to do. So we learn two new keys to true faith here:
- Obey without question and do it immediately. Our need to understand can become an idol. God does not promise us that He will explain Himself or His intentions to us. If we consider why we want to understand, often it’s because we want to judge for ourselves whether His instructions make sense or are a good idea. We may mask that in statements like wanting to be sure we’ve heard correctly, but more often than not we are hesitant to truly give everything into His hands. Do we REALLY trust Him? Do we REALLY believe His plans for us are good?
- Hold nothing back. It’s easy to say you’ve given everything to the Lord, it’s another thing to actually walk that out. What if He wants to break an important relationship you have by having you share a hard truth with someone close to you? Will you be willing? What if He asks you to sacrifice your home? Livelihood? It is a difficult thing to truly release control and put everything in His hands. That’s the moment you learn how much you really trust Him and His intentions towards you!
Declare Your Faith
The final nugget I want to highlight from this chapter comes in the beginning of verse 8.
Genesis 22:8 (VOICE) Abraham: God will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son…
Even though God has given instructions and Abraham is walking them out, when asked he declares what he believes based on what he knows based on the character of God.
Our final key is to declare our faith based on the character of God. So whatever your situation, speak truth over it. Declare His promises. This brings to mind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.
Daniel 3:17-18 (VOICE) If you throw us into the blazing furnace, then the God we serve is able to rescue us from a furnace of blazing fire and release us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if He does not, O king, you can be sure that we still will not serve your gods and we will not worship the golden statue you erected.
He IS able! But we will serve Him even if He doesn’t. That is a beautiful picture of faith.
Leaving a Legacy of Faith
Because Abraham was consistent in walking out his faith (aside from Ishmael, but we all have our moments!), he leaves a legacy of faith with his son Isaac. This becomes clearer if you e read the book of Jasher, which I like to think of as recommended reading from the Bible since it’s referenced three times in a way that implies it would have been known/read.
In Jasher we discover that Isaac would’ve been grown when Abraham was told to sacrifice him (Jasher lists him as having been 37). And with Abraham well over 100 (Abraham would’ve been about 137 since he was 100 when Isaac was born), there’s no way Isaac couldn’t have overpowered him and gotten away if he’d wanted to, which means he went willingly. In Jasher 23:51-52 we see Isaac’s response when Abraham tells him he is the sacrifice.
And Abraham answered his son Isaac, saying, the Lord has made choice of thee my son, to be a perfect burnt offering instead of the lamb.
And Isaac said unto his father, I will do all that the Lord spoke to thee with joy and cheerfulness of heart.
When Abraham checks to be sure he’s really ok with this, Isaac responds:
O my father, as the Lord liveth and as thy soul liveth, there is nothing in my heart to cause me to deviate either to the right or to the left from the word that he has spoken to thee. Neither limb nor muscle has moved or stirred at this, nor is there in my heart any thought or evil counsel concerning this. But I am of joyful and cheerful heart in this matter, and I say blessed is the Lord who has this day chosen me to be a burnt offering before Him.
He was ready to lay down his life because God told His father he should. Not only willing, but JOYFULLY willing. Most would struggle with these instructions, especially if they hadn’t heard them directly, but Isaac having walked with his father and with the Lord trusts both their hearts towards him and submits without holding anything back. Knowing this makes it even more clear why this foreshadows Jesus and His willingness to lay down His life at His Father’s request. Powerful.
Father, help us to walk in true faith. Help us to stay ready and available to You, willing to obey immediately and hold nothing back from You. May we declare truth according to Your character and our faith. And may our lives leave a legacy of faith!
Crystal Lewis’s “Lord I Believe in You” is connected to this. The chorus is a declaration of faith, declaring that regardless of physical proof, still we choose to believe in God and choose to trust Him. And it reminds us that as we seek deep in our hearts, we will find Him and His presence.
Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Believe in Me.”
Romans 10:10 (VOICE) Belief begins in the heart and leads to a life that’s right with God; confession departs from our lips and brings eternal salvation.
Beloved, look deep in your heart and find My presence there. I AM always with you, and happy to guide you. You have only to seek, only to ask. I AM here. Believe in Me. Put your trust in Me.
Regardless of what the world says, determine what you will say. What will the confession of your faith be? Will your words and your walk bring credence to your confession of faith? Or will they belie it? Beloved, believe in Me. Then walk and speak as one who does.
Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “The Currency of Prayer.”
Luke 18:1 (VOICE) He told them a parable, urging them to keep praying and never grow discouraged…
Beloved, refuse to grow discouraged if I seem slow to answer. Is that not the essence of faith? Continue sowing the currency of prayer, waiting expectantly for things to move and shift as a result. I will not be mocked, that which you sow surely shall you reap. So sow abundantly that you might also reap an abundant harvest.
Resist the urge to be discouraged by the evidence of what you see in the natural realm. The changes you long for may have yet begun in the spiritual realm long before they manifest on earth. So refuse to give up. Refuse to lose heart. Be like the persistent widow, beloved, and persist! Act in faith and believe.
A final Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Turn Your Faith into the Currency of Prayer.”
Mark 11:24 (TPT) This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
Beloved, turn your faith into the currency of prayer. Ask, seek, and knock. The door will be opened to you. So align yourself with Me, and immerse yourself in Me. Meditate on My Word. Know My heart and trust Me to know yours.
From that place of intimacy – in the beauty of being known, recognize that the more time you spend with Me, the more your desires align with Mine. And as you pray and petition, you begin reiterating My desires back to Me, and we work together as one – expanding My Kingdom.
Matthew 7:7 (NLT) “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
Your silk has been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Faith oil. The scripture that goes with this oil is 1 Corinthians 13:13a, “Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love…” The deeper meaning of this oil reads, “Ephesians 6:16 says, ‘Above all, taking the shield of faith…’ Faith is a priority to God. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Cedar was included in this oil because cedar roots go down deep so that when winds and storms come, the cedar will not be shaken. Our faith should be like that – we should be so rooted in the Lord that when winds and storms come, we will not be shaken.”
We pray it blesses you!
NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this silk letter, I explain on my personal blog in a post called God Speaking Through Silk why I began sharing these on my personal blog. Later, I felt led to share some on the Dyed4you Ministries blog as well. So I share some here and some there (you can find the ones there in the silk words category). To find out more about the words we birth – including how they are created and what is typically included – visit our About Our Silk Letters and Art Words page.