Hebrews 11:8 “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”
The Message Bible says it like this: “By an act of faith, Abraham said yes to God’s call to travel to an unknown place that would become his home. When he left he had no idea where he was going. ….”
Said YES to God’s call! That’s powerful…and scary at the same time. Moved, even though he didn’t know where he was going. Trusted that God knew best. That God had a purpose and a plan for his life. And most important, TRUSTED that God would fulfill his promise……Let me repeat that. TRUSTED that God would fulfill his promise. That’s Faith!
Faith even though it didn’t look good. Faith even though the evidence proved otherwise.
Abraham was 75 years old when God asked him to pack everything up, leave everything he always knew behind, and go to a foreign land. Sarah was barren and 90 years old when God promised to give Abraham a son. God not only promised him a son but also promised to make him the father of a great nation. It’s a little late God, don’t you think? Abraham laughed when God told him this. There was a lot of pain and frustration between God giving him the promise and the promise being fulfilled. In fact he died before the promise was fully fulfilled. He also made some mistakes and tried to make the promise happen on his own. But he is remembered in Hebrews 11; what many call the Faith Hall of Fame; not for his mistakes but for his faith.
What has God promised you? Do you trust Him? Are you willing to take the steps of Faith, believing that God will fulfill his promise to you? What will they say about you someday? I hope I am remembered for my FAITH!
Fill your life and your marriage with the presence of God, then follow his lead. You won’t be sorry.