Believing is like waiting. Abram (later Abraham) was 75 when God told him to leave his family and become a nomad in a land he did not know. God promised him descendants numbering beyond the stars in the heavens.
And so Abram believed God and started walking.
And Abram waited in expectation of a son.
Twenty-five years later, Isaac was born. And Abraham believed God and waited for more.
He [God] said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” Genesis 22:2
And so Abraham believed God and started walking. Belief … not understanding. Belief working.
You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God. James 2:19-23
God gave me a promise, an impossibility. He impressed upon me that He would heal me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. There is no cure.
I believed God, even though I’d had hands laid upon me, and I had been anointed with oil. I was still in pain.
Yet, my husband, Keith, and I started walking and praying through the Scriptures.
We believed God. We waited upon God.
Two years later, November 21, 2010, God healed me.
We believed God’s healing, and the walk became an adventure of unlimited possibilities of signs pointing to God.
We learned and are continuing to learn, that we had limited God’s work in us.
When we simply believed God and started walking, God worked.
“These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed. Mark 16:16-20
What is following you as a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ?
My prayer for you:
Father in Heaven, You are the God of all possibility and all that is good. Thank You for Your patience with Your believers. Bless us with Your wisdom and the knowledge of You. We want to believe in You, but we have limited our understanding of You. Help our unbelief, and teach us how we should walk in faith. Work in us and confirm Your Word by what follows us. We thank You for all that You are and do. In the precious name of Jesus, we pray.
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really enjoyed this 🙂