Day 168 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
READING: Romans 4: 12–17
What does it look like when someone believes God? If trust in the promise of God brings the gift of righteousness, should we not have a closer look at what this faith looks like?
Faith did not come to Abram by some unknown means, nor was he able to generate it by himself. Faith came as he heard the promise of God and this Word went into his heart, where it produced an ability to believe the very word that was spoken. The word of God spoken out of His mouth produces a faith that is so powerful that it created everything that we can see and even that which we cannot see. Jesus described the word as a seed because within a seed is power to produce whatever is in the seed. (Mark 4: 20)
Abram did not know how it was that he believed with all of the absolute impossibilities that were in front of him. How was he going to get the land that was already occupied by the Canaanites, and how could he have a son when he and Sarai were so old and barren? But he had heard the promises of God and these promises were growing a faith in him that would overcome all the obstacles that he was facing.
Thank you Father for the power of your Word to produce the kind of faith in me that can believe for what would otherwise be impossible, to be made as righteous as you are. Lord give me a heart that is both open and teachable to hear the Holy Spirit every day that there may be an ever increasing faith in my heart.