God can do the impossible and will often call you to do the impractical.
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.
Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”
1. God grows our faith by testing It.
2. In testing our Faith God often brings us to the brink.
3. Confidence to risk for God comes from comprehending the commitment of God.
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”
“Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless?
Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
“Sovereign Lord, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?”
1. God, how can I trust you?
2. How can I trust me?
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.
When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram
True confidence in God does not come from within us it comes from what was done for us.
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Will you trust God to do the impossible when he calls on you to do the impractical?
What barrier is keeping you from trusting God to complete you and your unfinished story?