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Stay fixed on the promises of God

 

“And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing” Genesis 12:2.

At times we all face seemingly impossible situations and we don’t know how things can be turned around. But in the life of Abraham, as we saw last week, we can see how his faith made the impossible possible. By following his example, we can use our faith to move any mountain we face.

Abraham was an old man when God promised to make him into a great nation. At that time, it seemed impossible that his wife, Sarah could bear him a child. But many years later, when Sarah was 90 years old, she bore their son, Isaac. Scripture tells us that Abraham never once doubted God during that time. Romans 4:20 says “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.” No matter how bad our situation looks, our victory is found in God’s promises and in never letting go of what our Heavenly Father has said.

Often today believers affirm their faith publicly, but when they are by themselves, they begin to question God. They wonder if He can really help them. The moment they start doubting, they begin wavering in their faith. The Bible is very clear about the danger of wavering. It says in James 1:6, “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

Faith does not look at circumstances or have regard for emotions. It stays completely focused on God’s Word. Reading God’s promises in the Bible keeps us focused on the solution instead of focusing on the problem. Some people think that we only have to mentally agree with God’s Word. But it takes more than that. We have to speak our faith. We have to proclaim with our mouths what we believe.

Abraham’s words never veered from what the Word of God said. Knox’s translation of Romans 4:20 says that Abraham “showed no hesitation or doubt at God’s promise, but drew strength from his faith, confessing God’s power.” Hebrews 10:23 tells us to “hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.” We can’t confess our faith in God’s promises if we don’t know what He has promised.

Abraham stayed fixed on what God had promised him. He kept his words in line with God’s Words. He was completely convinced that God would do what He said He would do. It didn’t matter that it took years for the promise to manifest. Abraham stood firm until he received what God had promised.

The same is true for us. When we stay fixed on the promises of God and focus our thoughts and words on what He says, and remain fully convinced that He will do what He says He will do, then God will be faithful to accomplish what He has promised in our lives.

If you do not have a home church, we invite you to our services at the La Vernia Christian Teaching Center. Sunday service is at 10 a.m. and Wednesday service begins at 7 p.m. Friday prayer is held in the small chapel at 6:30 p.m., and on Saturdays the gym is open from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

 
 
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