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Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Believing when no one Else Believes in You"

“Without weakening in his faith, he [Abraham] faced the fact that his body was as good as dead- since he was about a hundred years old- and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 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 has promised” Romans 4:20,21

Abraham was a perfect example for us to follow when it looks like in the natural what God promised you would never happen. It may look like what God said is dead and has passed you by; but what I loved best about this verse was that Abraham noticed his natural ability had faded away, but it never robbed Him of his faith in what God spoke to him.

Though nearly 10 years of waiting for fulfillment of a seemingly impossible promise, Abraham’s faith, rather than growing weak, grew stronger, while he continued to give glory to God!

Remember, even if you are the only one standing and believing for what God has spoken to you; that is ALL that matters. Paul encouraged the Roman church and I encourage you today, Abraham KNEW God had the POWER to do what He had promised, but Abraham also was FULLY PERSUADED that God would do it!

3 comments:

  1. So true and such a strong message!

    p.s.-Abraham knew* God had the POWER :D

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  2. Barb, you are amazing. You have a gift from God to teach and to encourage.

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  3. Miss Nichelle CornellierApril 24, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Pastor Barb,
    Some times it can be so hard to believe that god is going to do what he says he will. I find myself at times having trouble with patients. It can be so hard to wait on God sometimes because i want his promises at that very moment. Reading this truly encouraged me and help me come to the realization that even though time passes by with God and faith that we are never to young or old to encounter the blessings and promises of the lord<3

    <3 A familiar face :]

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