Monday, April 13, 2009

Abraham's Faith by Heidi Avery

"He went out, not knowing wither he went.”  Hebrews 11:8


Oswald Chambers wrote this insightful description of faith…


Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading. It is a life of faith, not of intellect and reason, but a life of knowing Who makes us "go."


Isn’t it beautiful? 


I couldn’t help but smile as I reread it several times in my mind and even out loud.  I determined quickly that in relation to Abraham it really fits quite perfectly.  As that specific thought came to completion in my mind I felt God very clearly speak to my heart… “try it on my child, let’s see how Abraham’s faith fits on you.”   


As I tried it on for size I felt the burning conviction well up in my heart and I confessed that “no” it doesn’t always fit quite the way it should.


Fear has us wanting to know where were headed and love of self has us going anywhere but to God for the assurance of our safety.  In this world we live in we must be very cautious.  It will boldly offer us just the quick assurance we “think” we need.  Left to our flesh we would have no trouble taking that quick assurance and overlooking the fact that worldly assurance is always a risk, it’s never guaranteed. 


However, faith in God is something we can count on.  Hebrews 11: 1 says “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  As I reflected on His word I prayed “Lord I am sure that You are Who You say You are and I am certain that You will fulfill what You have promised, help me to know this truth all of the time so that my faith may increase.”


So, God will likely have to have this talk with me again, but for now in this moment I am going to wear Abraham’s faith and believe it for myself…


Heidi never knows where she is being led, but she loves and knows the One Who is leading.  She lives a life of faith, not of intellect and reason, but a life of knowing Who makes her “go.” 


Go ahead try it on for yourself.  Does it fit?  



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