Thursday, September 15, 2011

FAITH

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. 

"Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One,who is leading. it is a life of faith, not of intellect and reason, but a life of knowing Who makes us "go." The root of faith is the knowledge of a Person and one of the biggest snares is the idea that God is sure to lead us to success.
The final stage in the life of faith is the attainment of character: when we pray we feel the blessing of God enwrapping us and for the time being we are changed, then we go back to the ordinary days and ways and the glory vanishes. The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting. It is not a question of sanctification but of something infinitely further on than sanctification, of faith that has been tried and proved and has stood the test. Abraham is not a type of sanctification, but a type of the life of faith, a tried faith built on a real God.
"Abraham believed God."
Oswald Chambers

Living by faith today.

2 comments:

  1. Good words! Thank you for always being a reminder to me. . .

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  2. Beautiful! I thought that you wrote it until I got to the end and saw Chambers. I was thinking, "Wow, Kelli!"

    Instead, I should have been thinking, "Wow, God!" since no matter who held the pen, He wrote it.

    This is my favorite part:
    "The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting."

    I'm limping along right now because of some issues that really require my faith and trust. This hit the spot for me. Thanks.

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