from Jan Ross
Tuesday, December 12, 2000
"And so, after he had
patiently endured, he obtained the promise." (Hebrews
Abraham had received a promise from God, one that seemed like it
would never or COULD never be fulfilled as he and his wife were
both well up in years.
That which God promises . . . God performs! Unlike most of
us, God always comes through! Most promises, however, are
conditional upon response from us! Most of His promises are:
"If you will . . . then I will!" In other words,
we have to align ourselves with the will and purposes of God in
order to receive all that He has promised to us!
But, how do we know the will of God? He shows us in His
Word. A fulfilling Christian life cannot be attained if we
neglect to read and study His Word! His Word should take a place
of priority in our lives. Many times believers find
themselves praying and doing all manner of good works, but they
neglect to fellowship with Him in His Word. The Word is
alive . . . it is His heartbeat . . . it is the image of Himself
for us! Without His Word, we have no clue of the glorious,
majestic, mighty God that we serve! Faith is built in His
Word . . . and without faith, it is impossible to please Him!
Abraham had a word from the Lord . . . a living rhema word from
the Lord . . . a
promise . . . a vision from God. But even more than that,
Abraham had an established relationship with the Lord . . . he
knew God's voice . . . he knew God!
We would all like to have the faith of Abraham, but we CAN have it
. . .
just know God as He reveals Himself in His Word and we'll be able
in faith, not wavering, to receive His promises. If we
"endure", if we have
"patience" . . . we will "obtain" that which
He has promised! Hallelujah!
Father, help me to be more patient . . . enduring until I see the
manifestation of Your promises in my life. Lord, I want to
know Your voice
. . . I want to walk in Your will for my life . . . I want to have
Abraham-type relationship with You! Father, help me never to
neglect Your Word . . . my faith continually needs to be built up
and I want to know that I am pleasing You! Lord, I love you
. . . may my life be pleasing to You Amen!
Have a blessed day!