Faith can be a difficult concept for people to understand, but yet it is the catalyst to how we make it from one thing to the next.
For example: how many of you go to a doctor whose name you cannot pronounce and who has a degree from somewhere you did not verify? The dr. gives you a prognosis in which they cannot prove to you and writes you a prescription that No one can read. You take the prescription to a pharmacist who you cannot see what they put in the bottle or understand how the ingredients will work. However, you take the filled prescription home and follow the instructions exactly as written ... all in faith that it is the best thing for you!
Much like that, Abraham showed such faith in God that he trusted the absolute unknown. I don't know about you, but I find it hard to follow the path before me even when the directions are clear, but Abraham's faith allowed him to follow instructions even without knowing the outcome.
"He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” (Genesis 15:5)
God not only promised him land but God promised Abraham many descendants. And don't you know at his age, THAT took a lot of faith. He may not of known how or when but Abraham knew if God said it, it was coming.
What is your faith telling you? If God said it...claim it and receive it and in faith trust that it is coming!
TODAY'S BIBLE READING:
Genesis 14 thru 16, Matthew 5:21-48, Psalm 6