The faith heroes of the Bible were not flawless superstars that could do no wrong. They were normal men and women. In order to live by faith, we need God’s empowerment, or grace, but we also need consecration–saying “yes” to the will of God.  it will build walls around us that will make it harder to do the wrong thing and provide for us guardrails that will keep us from falling off of the will of God.