Thursday, November 13, 2014

Extended Faith, 4: Believe the Impossible

“…I will show you.” These words would stretch the limitations of Abram’s ability to dream big. God would show him a land that he and his people would inhabit. It would be a land that would eventually evolve into the great nation of Israel. Abram was a nomad, a man of great wealth, but with no country. He would have to believe the impossible. God would show him that he would become the father of a great nation. This was more than land. He would be the “father” of many. At close to 100 years of age, this was more than seemed intelligible. He would have to believe the impossible. God would show him the true meaning of dependence when he would ask Abram to offer his miracle son up as a sacrifice. Against all that made sense of the world, Abraham would obey and do as the Lord had required, only to find, once again, the intervention of God. He would have to believe the impossible.

You being a part of this team might, at one time, seemed an impossibility. How’s the fundraising going? Don’t get discouraged. Believe the impossible. What are you actually going to do when you get there? What do you really have to offer? Don’t become overwhelmed. Believe the impossible.

Extended Reading Option: Genesis 18:14; Luke 1:37

Extended Journal Option: What is God asking you to believe that, at times, has seemed so impossible?

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