|God Loves You|
We may feel called by God to do something but after a while, it looks like it is unraveling, we get discouraged and wonder if it is worth it. The Bible gives an example of someone who went through all that and made it to the hall of God's faithful.
"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.
|God Calls Abraham|
We may hear a call from God to leave our lives behind and follow where he leads. Faith like Abraham's will go without needing to know where the end will lead to. Such faith looks not to its own wits and resources but to God's promises.
The test of Abraham's faith was the test of obedience. He did not look at the situation he looked at God.
Abraham may not have known where he was going, but God did. When God called Abraham He did not tell him where he would end up, only that he was going to a land that God was going to show him. Though Abraham did not know the destination he knew the one leading there and that was enough.
The scriptures do not indicate that Abraham put God to the test like Gideon did, or took time to think it over- in fact the indication is that Abraham obeyed swiftly.
Abraham's faith was not exhausted in the first efforts of going out, he dwelt in tents the rest of his life. Though he never received a palace as the owner of the estate, he kept on having faith. He has received far more than promised in heaven.
You may feel that you have started out on something you can't finish or you won't make it to the end, but you must refresh your faith by looking anew at the Almighty who is able to do abundantly more than you need.
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(c)Adron Dozat 12/31/14