The other day, as I was doing my daily quiet time, I read I verse that really stood out to me. It was Hebrews 11:27, “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son.”
Most of us know the story, but have we thought of the impact it should have on us? As I sat, pondering my reading, especially verse 27, I realized that God was telling me that I have been trying to do it myself too much. I have not put enough of my trust in my Savior!
Life gets busy, we get distracted, and don’t live like Abraham did. He trusted and loved God so much that he was ready to sacrifice his only son to the Lord. Could you do that? I don’t have children, but I certainly couldn’t give them up to God!
The actual definition of “Faith” is believing what you cannot see; however, I think there is more than that. Faith means putting your complete trust in Him (Not relying on yourself). There is a difference in putting your faith in the chair you’re sitting in and putting your faith in the Almighty God.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”
Did you catch the end? Not only should we believe in His existence, but we need to believe in His love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, etc. We as believers should have faith in the good and the bad, the easy and the hard.
Is it hard to trust? The answer is wholeheartedly, “YES!” However, I believe that having faith can give you a joy and peace beyond comprehension.
Rom. 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
Let’s pray for God to give us strong faith. Be prepared though, once you ask, He’ll answer. Are you ready to be tested?
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