Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Hope in God
I read something incredible today in the book of Romans. Romans 4 : 18 In hope, he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, "So shall your offspring be !" This is talking about Abraham. And then it says that Abraham believed! Who told him that his offspring would be greater than the stars of the heavens? It was God who told him that...and then Abraham believed what God said. It looked impossible, because Abraham was old, Sarah was old, and they as yet had no children. But God had spoken and Abraham believed. God had called Abraham way back when Abraham was in Ur of the Chaldees...I think that's in Iraq...and Abraham at that time, believed God and obeyed by leaving Ur and going on a very long journey to the land of Canaan. Ur was a very sinful, idol worshiping city at that time, but God wanted Abraham to worship the One true God. God had already seen belief and obedience. Has God told you something? Do you know it was Him? Test it out to make sure...ask Him to repeat His command to you 2 or 3 times, so you are sure its not your own idea. So now, what are you going to do? Believe? OK...but how about the acting on that believing! What good would it have done Abraham if he had believed in God in Ur and then not gone on the journey? In the same way he needed to believe God for this new WORD from God. So, I ask also myself, "Susan, what has God told you that has not YET come to pass? Are you, Susan, holding on to the promises? Are you, Susan, working toward the fulfillment of the promises and as much as you can, getting ready for the fulfillment? Are you, Susan, still believing and NOT doubting?" Put your name in there, for you. And may we, together go forth believing in the mighty hand of God on and in our lives!