Day 172 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
READING: Romans 10: 17
Can you remember how God helped Abraham to grow in faith concerning the fact that God had called him ‘the father of many nations’?
He changed his name. And Abraham had to say that name even when, according to the physical evidence, he had no children to speak of. God has done the same with us. Think about it. He has changed our name. We are now called Christian, ‘little Christ’ or ‘follower of Christ’ It is only by holding on to this great confession that the righteousness given to us as a gift becomes a reality in us. This confession is the true mark of faith that we speak unreservedly and boldly, even when we don’t display all the evidence of a righteous life. Some would say that it is lying to call yourself righteous when you are not, but the Bible calls this faith in what God has said.
Faith does not wait till something has appeared before it says it is so, faith calls something that is not, before it is.
Lord I don’t ask you for more faith, I ask that you will open my heart to receive your spoken word so that your faith would grow in my heart. I pray that you would expose any counterfeit “faith” so that I may discern what is true Bible faith. Lord I want to bring glory to your name by believing your Word in the face of what is not possible by human means or ability. I thank you that you have called me to this kind of life while I am on this earth, let me be both challenged and inspired by this glorious call.