The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse anyone who treats you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great. But Abram said, “Lord God , what can you give me, since I am childless and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Abram continued, “Look, you have given me no offspring, so a slave born in my house will be my heir.” Now the word of the Lord came to him: “This one will not be your heir; instead, one who comes from your own body will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look at the sky and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “Your offspring will be that numerous.” Abram believed the Lord , and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Abraham believed God enough to leave everything that he knew; he trusted that God would give him a son, even as an elderly man. What is something radical God is calling you to do this holiday season that would require great faith?
Abraham was an imperfect man, but because he believed that God would keep His promises, he took a leap of faith and he had a son when he was 100-years old. Because of his faith, his great-great-great-great-great (you get the picture) grandson was JESUS!
God, my faith is small right now. Help me to trust you and step out this holiday season to obey you in what you are asking me to do.
It feels risky but invite someone who isn’t a Christian to church or youth group this week. Ask the Holy Spirit for the faith to do it and leave the results to God!