I was reading this passage this morning and it made me cry. Yes, I cry alot, but that's not the point of this blog post! :)
I have to tell you, also, that it IS from the NLT. Sorry, but it's easyfor children and mothers to understand! :)
"Abraham NEVER waivered in believing God's promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was FULLY CONVINCED that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham's faith, God counted him as righteous. And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn't just for Abraham's benefit. It was recorded, for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus from the dead. He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God." Romans 4:20-25
I guess it made me wonder...am I FULLY CONVINCED that God will do what he says, or does my faith waiver? His faith grew stronger, I just tend to get weary of waiting. Isn't God so good to give us examples of those who have gone before us to encourage us to keep trusting, keep pressing on. I'm sure that Abraham had no idea that his life, his faith, would be encouraging others thousands of years after his death. What about us? What will be our legacy?
"The only way..to learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings." -George Mueller