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?

 

 

16 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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  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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