Walking in Faith
Read Romans 4: 1-25
If the way to salvation is faith, then our journey to salvation must be a journey of faith.
Paul uses Abraham as an example that the gospel of salvation by faith not works is true. Abraham is the father of all the faithful and God declared him righteous not because of anything he did, but because He said so and Abraham believed Him. We are counted as righteous because we believe God’s Word concerning salvation in Christ.
Our faith is a channel through which God can pour His grace. Salvation is a gift. When we try to earn it, it’s like saying that what Jesus did on the cross wasn’t enough. God said it was enough and we believe Him.
When Abraham left his home to obey God he didn’t know all the joy and riches God would increasingly give him. He didn’t know where he would end up. He just knew the direction of his next step. And that there was no going back.
God has blessings, joy, love and fulfillment in store for those who fully respond to Him, which far exceed our expectation when we first set forth deliberately to commit ourselves to receive His promise by faith and to follow where He leads in complete obedience at any cost. But, we can’t experience it until we take the first step in faith.
Abraham was promised a blessing, but was also called to be a blessing to others. We are called to be a blessing to our family, our church, our workplace and our neighborhood too. Abraham’s blessings were not only to himself and his ever-increasing family, but also to generations. Our lives can be a blessing to future generations also.
When we start to live life on purpose. When we stay focused on God. We too can live lives that reach into eternity.
Make every step we take one that is in Your direction. May every step show others our complete trust in and love for You. Help us stay the course and be a blessing to the world.
We ask this in Your Son’s Holy Name,