Faith & Obedience

- "It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God will give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going."

                                                                                                Hebrews 11:8

Most of our daily tasks are by faith, but we only associate faith with spiritual belief. See, faith requires a trust on someone or something, but it also implies a lack of complete understanding. For example, a friend recommended you to try a restaurant. I love when they say “great food, great experience!” yeah, right... But when I went, oh my goodness, it was bad…more like an “F,” better yet, I classify it as “BERSI” = Bad, Expensive, Rude, Stomach-Indigestion. My point is you can’t be 100% sure until you try it. We do the same thing when we take an airplane. Yo don’t know if is going to be a safe trip until the pilot does a safe landing.

 

Just like Abraham did, our spiritual lives require a leap of faith. We have no idea of what is apparent. Sometimes we experience a “roadblock.” Abraham was called, left home and obeyed without knowing or questioning where he was going (Gen 12:1).He believed what God promised him. Well, it was more that a promise, it was a covenant (Gen 12:2-3). As an act of obedience, Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son without knowing the outcome.

 

Reflection:

Allow you to grow your confidence in God. Don’t be surprised if He asks you to give something that is secure in your life, in order to carry out His will. We honor God when we choose to trust him despite any “roadblock” we can encounter.