Your Faith, God’s Undertaking

Strong not Weak

“Nor did [Abraham] in unbelief stagger at God’s promise, but became mighty in faith, giving glory to God.” (Rom. 4:20, Weymouth).

When Abraham became mighty in faith, God got the glory. If we’re honest, some of us might secretly, deep down inside, feel like Abraham should have gotten some of the credit. After all, he went through strenuous hardship for the Lord. He left everything he ever knew to follow the call. He was even willing to sacrifice his own precious son on God’s altar! Surely all of this added up to some kind of brownie points? To at least a little bit of bragging rights?

Nope. God got all the glory. From start to finish, the strengthening and perfecting of Abraham’s faith was God’s project, God’s responsibility, God’s execution, and God’s expertise.

God began the good work in him, and God brought it to completion. God was the Author of his faith, and God was its Finisher.  Abraham’s “weakness was turned to strength” (Heb. 11:34). God did that. Abraham became mighty in spirit and resilient in faith. That was God’s handiwork too. Abraham’s development in the faith was a spectacular testament to the ability, the wisdom, and the magnificence of the Lord whose name is above every name!

You know, that takes a lot of pressure off. Stop worrying about the caliber of your faith, precious child. You are His project, His responsibility, His undertaking. Take a deep breath, knowing that His expertise and His power are tirelessly at work on the inside of you. What He started, He will complete. He designed a magnificent blueprint and calendar for the development of your faith, before the world even began. Even as you read this right now, He is executing that plan with meticulous focus and care.

You know what else? Daddy is enjoying every moment of your growth. He delights in watching your discoveries, your victories, your milestones. So relax into the process! Enjoy Him enjoying you.

Every day your faith is stronger than the day before. Your journey is a testament to His goodness, His faithfulness, and His breathtaking proficiency!

“This brings great glory to my Father…” (John 15:8, NLT)

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Have you seen God turn some of your weaknesses into strengths? If so, how has this helped you know Him better?

 

 

28 thoughts on “Your Faith, God’s Undertaking

  1. In the one soul
    all have gods
    their homeland

    we all are
    the soul her children

    she is us
    the great mother
    life
    in joy sorrow
    to our goal
    the death

    everything us
    as people
    your present
    of life
    that we with
    a conscious one
    Act to pass on

    the father
    he has to go through a birth
    by a woman
    in his life
    have been called

    my weakness
    my sins
    my cross
    I want to be alone
    carry through my life

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      1. We are from the mother
        the generations
        at first, all of us mother
        indicates.

        Can you please explain to me
        what a transcendent man
        in the womb
        to create and effect has?

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      2. Thank you for your question.

        If a person’s father is God, as the creator of the universe and of life, then for him it is the truth.
        I think differently, the first mother, after her the other women, give us life through our birth to this day.

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      3. I think the great mother
        – to the incarnation
        – which continues to evolve
        – have to go back
        – to prehistoric times
        — without a specific name
        —– the first woman can be in only in the history of time
        ——- can only be assumed

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      4. I’ll give it my best shot 🙂 “Great mother” is not a term that I have in my vocabulary, but I do believe that both fathers and mothers were created in the image of God. So that the beautiful and precious attributes that mothers have are a reflection of half of the nature of God, and fathers are a reflection of the other half. The maternal characteristics of God are also found throughout the Bible, in Scriptures like these:

        Isa 66:12-13
        Her children will be nursed at her breasts,
        carried in her arms, and held on her lap.
        13 I will comfort you there in Jerusalem
        as a mother comforts her child.”

        Matt 23:37
        How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,

        Isa 49:15
        Can a woman forget her nursing child,
        And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
        Surely they may forget,
        Yet I will not forget you.
        NKJV

        Ps 131:2-3
        Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
        Like a weaned child with his mother;
        Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
        3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
        From this time forth and forever.

        1 Thess 2:7-8
        But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
        NKJV

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      5. Many Thanks

        Yes, the mother of all people
        I can’t put it into words
        put in one term

        We are all
        born out of the womb
        mother

        I think
        the whole being
        of our being
        originated from the soul

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      6. The Bible does speak of being born of the flesh and then born again, of the Spirit. It also says that God has chosen to give us birth. This is another way that us women reflect the nature of God.

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  2. You have hit upon something I come across frequently Jenn; folks who question the quality and/or depth of their faith. It is a real struggle for them. My counsel in a nutshell is this: Look to God, not at yourself. For He is, as you remind us, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
    Paul’s next verse in the letter to the Romans reveals this to me clearly: being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised (Romans 4:21 NIV). Abraham’s faith became fuller when he looked to God!
    I thank God for your restored health. It is such a blessing to read what Holy Spirit shares with you.
    Blessings to all of you,
    Chuck

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  3. Thank you for this wonderful example of God’s work. Even when I couldn’t rise up and come to God, He came for me. Everything, including my faith, is about God’s love and grace – everything. It truly frees me to walk with Him.

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  4. At times I hyper fixate on less than useful tasks. At times it has been playing video games, or watching television, or even reading books. What God has helped turn this into is a kind of perseverance. When I write difficult sections of stories, or edit dense parts of my writing, with His help I can summon the motivation to get it done.

    Thank you for sharing this. ♥

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