Thursday, March 13, 2014

Unwavering faith

TODAY'S SPECIAL: Romans 4:13-25

TO CHEW ON: "And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God." Romans 4:19,20

This description of Abraham's faith reminds me of Jesus talking about children. "...of such is the Kingdom of Heaven" He told the disciples (Matthew 19:14).

When daddy makes a promise children don't need to know how it's going to come to pass. They trust, not because they see how the promise will be fulfilled but because of who makes it.

It's the adult in us that wavers ("doubtingly questions"-Amplified) at the promise of God when circumstances are at odds with what He has said. It's easy with our adult logic, realism, cynicism to nourish unbelief.

Abraham here goes one step farther when he even gives glory to God as if the promise has already been fulfilled. In this way he strengthens his faith for the seemingly impossible promise that he and Sarah will have a baby.

What promises are we waiting for God to make good on. If He has indeed given them, let's be childlike in our faith and strengthen any wavering by praising and glorifying God as if they were already fulfilled.

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to trust You like a child, looking to You and not circumstances as I continue to claim the promises You have made to me. I praise You ahead of time for bringing them to pass. Amen.

Unless otherwise noted all Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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  1. A lovely Word in season for me, Violet. You and I can both chew on this just now. We have really good things coming up in our Father's perfect timing.

  2. Right on, Mary! Amen.


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