Friday, July 7, 2017

Impossible Promises!

God promised Abraham a lot of descendants. And when it all seemed hopeless, Abraham still had faith in God and became the ancestor of many nations.   Abraham's faith never became weak, not even when he was nearly a hundred years old. He knew that he was almost dead and that his wife Sarah could not have children.   But Abraham never doubted or questioned God's promise. His faith made him strong, and he gave all the credit to God.   Abraham was certain that God could do what he had promised.  So God accepted him,  just as we read in the Scriptures. But these words were not written only for Abraham.  They were written for us, since we will also be accepted because of our faith in God, who raised our Lord Jesus to life.  God gave Jesus to die for our sins, and he raised him to life, so that we would be made acceptable to God.

Romans 4: 18 - 26

A few verses earlier in Romans 4 Abraham is called the “Father of the Faithful.”   Abraham is described as someone who believed God even when what God had said was humanly impossible!

God expects His children today to have a faith that is just like the faith of Abraham.  Faith is not only believing in Jesus and in God, it is believing the promises that are IMPOSSIBLE!  So if you want to examine your own faith, ask yourself this question: What do I believe God will do that cannot be done without His Power being applied to the situation?  Those are the things that God sees as Faith!  Just believing that God exists is not enough.  The Bible says that only a "fool" would say "there is no God."  

“Lord Jesus, help me today to believe all Your promises even when they are humanly impossible!  Praise Your Holy Name Forever!  Amen.”

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