This morning I read about Abraham and saw how God took an average man, and persuaded him to leave everything familiar to him and trust in a God he’d never seen. We’d call that stupid, unwise or uncommon, but that my friend is faith! Although Abraham made mistakes along the way, he never allowed those mistakes to define him. From the moment he began his great journey with this unseen God who speaks, to the day he held in his arms the promise, he believed God.
Genesis 15 begins with a vision where God says to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” When Abram reminds God that he has no son, no heir, God begins to deal with his self perception.
Genesis 15:5-6; Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
So what is it that you’ve been promised but haven’t seen? The same God who formed each star a named them all, is the same God YOU have been asked to trust in. But you can’t just trust Him when you see it, you must trust Him when you don’t. Each time you declare his faithfulness, you are putting another stone on your foundation of faith. Each time you declare Him mightier than the enemy your face, each battle you fight, each time you persevere in the face of opposition, you’re building your faith.
Then the next time you face that mountain, you can say, “Be removed from here!” and it will move! Our God is mightier then any mountain you can or cannot see. Those things you’ve been going through were not meant to defeat you-they were meant to strengthen your hope and trust in God. He is well able to deliver you from anything you face today.
Just as God made a covenant with Abraham, you stand in a long line of heirs that have received the same promise. That promise has never weakened or diminished in any way. God has promised to bless and multiply you just as He did Abraham, who may I add was a friend of Gods (James 2:23).
Father, I set myself to trust You. I know that everything You speak to me contains blessings just as You’ve promised. I will keep my eyes on You and trust in Your Word, for You will never leave me nor forsake me. My life was designed for Your purpose, may I never lose sight of that. Today as I go out in the world, I know that You are with me, that Your rod and staff comfort me and keep me safe. There is no weapon that’s formed against me that will win, for You are a faithful shield and my great reward. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.