How Strong is your faith?
There are many examples of faith in the Bible that demonstrate trust and obedience to God. To trust God is to believe in His integrity, rely on His strength, and to know He can help you. We can use these examples to help us learn how to use our faith in God.
God warned Noah about the storm that was coming. Without any evidence, Noah started preparing for the storm. He started building, and he began storing supplies.
We have to make a choice especially when we are warned about things to come.
Do we listen to that still small voice and start preparing, or do we ignore it? We should trust God’s guidance, and He will not lead us wrong.
Abraham was another excellent example of faith and obedience to God’s leading. He left what was familiar and comfortable and set out on a journey of faith that would lead him to not just a new land but to a land of promise.
He did not know where he was going, but because he felt God’s guidance, he went out in faith.
There are times in life when we are called to go to new, unfamiliar places. It could be a new job, a new state, or a new church, but the key is to know that God is acting in our best interest and would never lead us in the wrong direction.
Trusting God means knowing that He would never lead us to a dry land but instead to a land that is full of promise.
God was faithful to His promise
By faith Sarah conceived as an older woman because she believed that God was faithful to His promise. This example shows not only the faithfulness of God, but the willingness to do whatever it takes to fulfill God’s promise in life.
As a woman of age, carrying a baby to term would have been somewhat awkward.
Sometimes the things God calls us to do are awkward. We want to receive the promise that is fulfilled . Even if they are not always great.
Abraham had to believe, as well as take action for God’s promise to come to pass. As time went on, he did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief.
He was strengthened in faith, gave glory to God, and was fully convinced that what “He had promised He was also able to perform” (Romans 4:20-21).
Abraham’s trust and faith in the Lord
Can you imagine God giving you a blessing and then asking you to make a sacrifice with the blessing? That is what happened with Abraham.
God promised them a baby, Sarah conceived and bore Isaac, and then God asked Abraham to make Isaac a sacrifice. Abraham’s trust and faith in the Lord was a tremendous example for us.
These are only three of the many examples of faith that are in the Bible. We can see from these examples how God keeps His promises to those who remain faithful.
We need to stand firm in our beliefs about God’s promises just like Noah, Abraham, and Sarah.