Hebrews 11 is considered the ‘hall of fame for the faithful’. But upon closer inspection, I have come to see that it is so much more. I encourage you to read it, or perhaps re-read it. I find myself so encouraged by their stories, by the lives they lived for the Lord, for the way they honored and glorified Him no matter how tough things got. They were all “honored by God for having believed what they could not see over what they could”. And, I love that. It reminds me that it isn’t all about what I can see, what desires I want, what agenda I am trying to push-it’s about a relationship with the Lord. He wants our hearts, our lives, and everything in between. I am currently doing the Fruits of the Spirit study (which has been amazing!!) by Beth Moore, a woman who I respect and think is so filled with the Holy Spirit -Brandon loves to make fun of me and my love for her, and so refers to her as Jesus’ wife-when I’m not thoroughly annoyed at the comment, I do think it’s pretty funny! Anyway, she says, “Genuine faith walks steadfastly with God for the pleasure of His company, not for His results. Enoch exercised this kind of faith-based on God’s experience and His desire to be sought. God does not call upon us to seek His works. He calls upon us to seek His heart.” While I know this, it does me good to be reminded. It encourages me to seek the Lord with all my heart, and to have that be my focus, goal, and life’s purpose. It’s easy to get distracted, by little and big things, and the reminder was good.