Tuesday, February 26, 2013
“But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, how can I be sure that I will actually possess it?” Then the Lord said to Abram, “You can be sure…”
Genesis 15: 8, 13a NLT
Every morning we wake up with an expectation to see the sun in the sky. Even in the dead of winter, when the clouds obscure its brilliance, the sun is still there, doing what it was designed to do. We have no real guarantee that the sun will rise tomorrow, yet we believe that it will, and organize our lives around that belief. The only guarantee we have in life is that God will always be God and that He is faithful to His word. On this promise, we build our lives.
God promised Abram that He would make Abram a father of many nations and bless the world through him. Sound great doesn’t it? But, at that time Abraham was almost 100 years old, with a wife who was nearing ninety, and they were childless. It would seem that due to external circumstances and physical limitations Abraham wasn’t in a position to prosper. But, do you know that when you’re in the will of God, you’re in the position for favour? Abraham asked God how he could be sure that he would receive the promise, and God said, “You can be sure.” If God said it, that settles it! God’s word is guaranteed! You can be sure today that what God has promised you WILL come to pass as you walk in obedience to His directions. You can have abundant peace today knowing that His word is settled in your life!
Declaration: “I am sure that God is with me and will lead me!”