BE CONFIDENT IN GOD

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Books, Christianity, Education, Family, History, Life, Lifestyle, News, Parenting, Quotes, Uncategorized

“Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead-since he was about a hundred years old-and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.”

– Romans 4:19 NIV

Abraham’s life and his faith walk with God illustrate for us the necessity of faith regarding the promises of God. Careful inspection of how this passage is written reveals that Abraham, now 100 years old, is as hopeful that God will do what He promised even though 25 years have passed! Abraham still believed, in his heart, God was going to bless Him and fulfill the destiny God spoke into his heart so many years before. Abraham’s hope for the future did not diminish over time, but continued to build momentum in great anticipation of what God would do despite what the condition of his current circumstances said to him. Abraham was convinced God would do it and His power was sufficient to override the reality of the obstacles that opposed what he hoped for.

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6 NIV Abraham experienced a lot of change and transformation during that 25 years that began with having to leave the place of comfort and familiarity that initiated his faith walk. “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1 NIV Sincere faith will require me to move out of the ‘comfort zone’ of life in order to step into the destiny God has planned for those who embrace His invitation to follow Christ. The book of Hebrews even acknowledges that Abraham did not know where he was going while being led by God to his place of destiny, but Abraham remained confident God would complete the good work He began when he announced to Abraham that He would bless Abraham and make him the father of many nations. “By  faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 NIV Is it possible God allows us to encounter the trials, adversity and opposition we face during our faith walk, because He wants us to be a front row witness of His power, glory and majesty? Every great miracle God performed in the bible was born out of the reality of great adversity beyond the believer’s ability to resolve themselves.

Also consider, while Abraham waited, internally he grew stronger not weakening in his faith. God may not be fulfilling all of our external desires while we walk with Him by faith, but His desire for us to become stronger will be fulfilled as we continue to walk by faith. As we grow in believing He will satisfy our desires with good things, we rest with contentment, waiting patiently, understanding He has desires for us He seeks to satisfy as we walk with Him. Our faith relationship becomes an intimate interactive relationship that allows us to experience His person, power and presence as we sojourn with Him by faith.

May God bless you and help you to grow stronger in faith and confidence in Him as you walk by faith so you may experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.

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