Faith’s Impetus

“For we walk by faith, and not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

In Genesis 22:2-3, [God] said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.’ So Abraham arose early in the morning…and went to the place of which God told him.”

Abraham had learned what it was to walk by faith. A ‘literal’ walk was a sojourn over road and rock, a long meandering journey by foot from one known place to the next unknown place, step by step listening, watching for God’s direction. In Genesis 12:1, God had called Abraham to “go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” He went.

Cornwall coast 2013

God knows the end, God knows the way; we must know God, that is enough. Hebrews 11:8 tells us “Abraham went out, not knowing where he was going, for he was looking forward to a city whose designer and builder is God, and considered…that God was able.”

Do I question the call? The task? The possible discomfort, unease, challenge, or even suffering? Or do I listen to the Caller, and embark, knowing He Who called is faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:24) and that is enough?

Lord on high, engage my mind and will to trust, and propel my feet to walk at Your bidding, fully believing that You are able. And that is sufficient.

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