Faith Growing Moment
Have you ever doubted God?
We all struggle to trust God!
-We begin our lives in rebellion against God
-Believers have put their trust in God, but still experience
seasons of doubt.
-Today’s story picks up after Abram has been trusting God for
-Read Genesis 15:1-6
God gives a timely word
-Do not be afraid
-I am- always was, is and will be! God is eternal!
-John 8:58 Jesus declared, “Before Abraham was, I AM.”
-I am your shield- protector
-Abram had just defeated four kings, may have feared reprisal
-Your reward will be very great- God re-affirms His promise to
Abram confesses his doubts
-He was childless
-God had promised to bless him with a great name
-Why do we doubt God’s promises?
-He doesn’t answer when we think he should
-He doesn’t answer the way we think he should
God reaffirms His promise
-Abram would have a biological son!
-Abram’s descendants would be as numerous as the stars
-Gen 22:17 as numerous as the stars, as the sand
-possibly referring to a spiritual and earthly lineage
-Today: we have God’s Word in written form
-God reaffirms His promises when we read the Bible!
Abram believed and God made Him righteous!
-Romans 4:1-25 explains that the righteous will live by faith
-Faith = understanding, agreement and trust
How to grow your faith in God
Listen to God
-Read His Word, the Bible!
-Talk with others about God
Confess your doubts
-God already knows your fears and struggles
-Stop lying to yourself, pretending you are fine
Remember God’s promises
-Read the Bible- have a plan, underline verses, journal
-Trust the facts over your feelings
Declare your faith in God
-Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes on him who declared the ungodly to be righteous, his faith is credited for righteousness.
Acts 17:30-31 Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has set a day when he is going to judge the world in righteousness by the man he has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.
-Place your faith in Jesus now, publicly!
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