“Faith is action that we take, based upon our belief in God and the TRUTH of His Word, which action is sustained by confidence that when God promises something, God is well able to perform what He promises and that He will keep ALL of His promises.”
We’re told in Isaiah 55:10-11
(New King James Version)”
10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
The Bible speaks of Abraham as the father of faith…
In Romans 4, speaking of Abraham who was called the father of faith, starting in verse 13 to 23, we read (NLT) :
13 Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith.
14 If God’s promise is only for those who obey the law, then faith is not necessary and the promise is pointless.
15 For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break!)
16 So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham’s.
For Abraham is the father of ALL who believe.
17 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.
18 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!”
19 And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb.
20 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise.
In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.
21 He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises.
22 And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.
23 And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded 24 for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in Him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
In the spirit and in God’s economy many things have to be believed first, in order to be seen.
SELAH (let us pause and calmly think about these things)
Friday, May 26
God At Eventide
by Two Listeners
A DAY AT A TIME
The problems of tomorrow cannot be solved without the experience of today.
There is a plan for your lives dependent upon the faithful work of each day.
You frustrate that plan if you leave today’s task incomplete, while you bestir and fret yourself over tomorrow’s happenings.
You will never learn the Law of Supply if you do this, and the learning of that Law is the lesson for now.
Now unto Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
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