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01/11/2008

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The Realm Of Faith


"Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised" (Rom. 4:20-21).

God had revealed to Abraham that he and Sarah would have a son together. Because of their age and that they had been together for many years, this just did not seem possible. From a human perspective it couldn't be done. But it was not in human hands. Faith does not always operate in the realm of the possible. Faith begins where man's power ends.

Abraham was strong in his faith, for its basis was not God's promise to him, but the God who had given him the promise. When hope was dead within him, Abraham went on hoping in faith, believing that he would become the "father of many nations." In verse eighteen God said, "So shall your offspring be." Without the God of Abraham, the faith of Abraham was nothing. From the human standpoint, none of God's promises to Abraham were possible or logical, but he did not limit God to what just seemed reasonable. He simply believed that God could do anything. For God it is as easy to do a difficult thing as it is to do an easy one.

We too need to walk by faith. When we face problems that seem to be insurmountable, we now enter the realm of God. Abraham's God is our God. We may not know where He is leading us, but we need to let Him lead. Our degree of faith is not as important as the object of our faith.....God Himself! It is not great faith we need, but faith in a great God. By faith we put our dependence and reliance on God.

Faith is "what we lean on." If what we lean on is not God, it has to be removed so that we will lean on Him. Our faith will become our weakness leaning on God's strength.

Have a wonderful Friday....Let your light shine for Him....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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