Day Three: Repeated calls and promises of God

Hebrews 11:8 (NIV)By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

“First, I have been careful to point out that Abram’s sacrificial commitment to God is best seen not as sacrifice but first as a step, then as a journey, of faith. Second, I have tried to show that there was nothing extraordinary about the man himself. He had serious flaws. Third and most important, Abram’s journey of faith can only be understood if we see it as a response to the reiterated call and repeated promises of God… If you are uncertain, be in no hurry to decide what that step is… Wait before the Lord in silence. Are there pressures and frustrations? Go to the tabernacle within yourself where God abides in stillness. Tell him you worship him… He is in fact already speaking. It is only necessary that you learn to listen.” [John White, The Cost of Commitment, 164-165, 169]

Out of God’s abundant grace, he calls us repeatedly and we get to respond again. Our faith is a lifelong response of hearing God and moving under his direction, especially as he desires to lead us into his greater and better plan. Take time to hear the Lord again by giving him your attention in worship. Ask to hear his voice as you sing to “You Hold It All Together” by Maverick City Church x UpperRoom (Click here).

Let’s pray: Lord, I need you. You see where I am. Help me to be still and tune out distractions so that I can hear you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– CHH

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