Monday, August 01, 2011

Abraham's Choice

When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn't do but on what God said he would do. - Rom 4 v 18 (Mess)

Like Abraham we all face situations in life when "everything was hopeless". There is just no way out, no way forward.

When the boss says your job is redundant.
When the doctor says your cancer is terminal.
When your spouse says they have found someone else.
When your son is hooked on drugs.

The list goes on. It is all to easy to end up without hope.

It is then we face the Abraham choice. Live dictated to be his circumstances or live in the light of God's ETERNAL promises.

That does not mean that God waves a magic wand and my circumstances change but that God's promises are more real to me than my circumstances.

I am the apple of God's eye and he hides me in the Shadow of His wing - Ps 17 v 8
I don't need to worry because He wont leave me alone. - Du 31 v 8
I always have Christ in this life and after this life, I get even more. - Phil 1 v 21

These are not just words these are God's promises to us.

God help me to make the same choice as Abraham today, tomorrow and for the rest of my life.


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