Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Wow!!! Really God?
"And being not weak in faith, (Abraham) considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God."
It's the beginning of a new year and we all have expectations and promises from God for 2008. Some, God has been speaking for a very long time, maybe through a deep desire in our heart, maybe confirmed by God's prophets.
Do you ever get overwhelmed at the greatness of what God says He will do for you, your family, your business, your church?
Often our immediate circumstances are not even close to lining up to what God says He is doing....In fact, sometimes we can't even see the bleep of His promises on our personal radars; yet, He has made us a promise.
It takes Faith to look beyond our circumstances, to see with the eyes of Jesus, to believe as Abraham did....to believe for the impossible...for you personally.
I know, for myself, it is often easier to have great faith when praying for someone else. To know beyond question that God is moving Heaven and Earth on that person's behalf.
Why is it sometimes harder to believe with that same unwavering knowing for ourselves?
As you go into this year believing for great things from God, trust in what you DO know to be truth...the fact that the word of God is true, that He never lies, that His promises are yes and Amen. Trust in the faithfulness of God concerning past promises and the fact that the Word says that He is 'no respecter of persons', what He has done for one, He will do for you.
Commit this year to 'stagger not through unbelief'. Ultimately, it is Abraham's unwavering Faith that brought about God's 'impossible' promises in his life.
Bless each of you as you believe for the impossible in 2008 and may we all remember to give God the Glory for all that He accomplishes on our behalf this year!