Friday, March 10, 2017

Called to Believe

believe—to accept something as true; to feel sure that someone is capable of a particular action; to have a firm conviction in the truth of someone or something.
Believing without seeing takes faith and trust. Faith in God—the One who never changes. And trust in God, through whom all things are possible. {Tweet this}

Abraham believed.

That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.
  
Abraham believed God’s promises. He believed that nothing was impossible for God.

We are called to believe like Abraham did, no matter what we can or cannot see in front of us. {Tweet this}

We are called to believe…

…with God, anything is possible.

…God can redeem and change situations.

He walks beside us, even when He chooses not to change a situation.

…in miracles, simply because of who God is.

…God is in control, especially when life feels out of control.

…there is hope because God always keeps His promises.

Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!” 
Romans 4:18 NLT

Like Abraham, we are called to believe because God is who He says He is.

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.

When we doubt, we will start to question if God is really able. We will start to wonder if He’s really in control. We will try to rely on our own abilities, instead of trusting God’s wisdom. {Tweet this}

Believing takes faith and trust. Faith in God—the One who gave us Jesus, who conquered sin and death through His death and resurrection. And trust in God, who is for us, not against us.

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

We are called to believe we are children of God because Jesus paid the price for our sins. 

Not through anything we can do, but all because of what Jesus has already done.

Then Jesus told him, "You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me."

May we believe when we see God’s work in our lives, and may we believe when God is quiet and we long to see Him.

May we believe like Abraham that God’s promises are true. And because we believe, may our faith and trust grow deeper and stronger.

In Christ,
Laura  

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, Laura, this is so convicting! Thanks for piecing together these verses about Abraham's example of faith that we are called to emulate ourselves. Do we really believe God? He's certainly worthy of it!

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