Sunday, November 25, 2018

Hebrews 11:8-9a NIV 2011

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.

 

Abraham was one of nine mentioned in this faith chapter of Hebrews. His faith was seen through his decision to follow God’s direction. Genesis 12:1, “The Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.’” He gave up everything he had and knew to follow God. He was obedient. Genesis 12:4, “So Abram went, as the Lord told him, and Lot went with him.” Not a young man he faithfully followed God becoming the father of a great nation. Faith is demonstrated by following God’s direction.

 

I remember when I was asked to serve in leadership the second time in BSF after only serving a few months the first time. The key thing I did was pray which was not what I thought to do previously. I received gentle affirmation that was indeed where he was calling me to serve. I answered and served Him faithfully for many years as a discussion leader. That step of faith led me to great growth in my walk with the Lord. God delights as we step out in faith.

 

What ways do we delight Him daily?

 

Demonstrating faith together,

S

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