SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-3
Genesis 15:1-3 says, “After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.’ But Abram said, ‘Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ Then Abram said, ‘Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!’” God gave Abraham a promise and years later He repeated that promise and Abram offered an objection. And that objection was that God promised him something 20 years prior and He still had not delivered. He asked God for progress and performance on His promise. Abram was stuck because he saw no progress on God’s promise. What do we do when we see no progress on God’s promises? We continue! That is where faith comes in. Faith is calling those things that be not as though they were. That is what Abraham had to learn to do according to Romans 4. Abraham is the father of all them that believe. He had to learn how to walk with God whenever there was no progress on a promise. Do we see the kind of progress that we would like to see on turning America around? We do not. So this is a season to embrace and cling to faith for the church, for the nation and for every believer. Let us make sure we walk in faith until the season changes!