As referenced by the apostle Paul in Romans 4:17-22, Abraham was promised that he would become the “father of many nations.” Actually, the concept was so difficult to comprehend that God used the sky as a reference: “Then He brought him outside and said, ‘Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.'” (Genesis 15:5, NKJV)
Imagine such an incredulous, unthinkable promise!
Both Abraham and his wife Sarah were considered much too old for childbearing. The circumstances didn’t give much hope, yet he chose to believe God at His Word, refusing to let his circumstances rule and limit the promise God placed in his heart.
The Bible tells us that Abraham did not waver in faith. He didn’t say, “Well, maybe yes. Maybe no. We’ll see.”
Abraham adamantly refused to focus on the “impossibilities.” He was strong in his faith, a conqueror who possessed and peopled the land to which God called him.
Even before the fulfillment, Abraham was “fully convinced” that what God had promised would be done! There was simply no room for uncertainty in his mind, and he changed the course of human history through his trust in God’s Word!
Centuries later, Abraham’s iron-clad decision to act in faith continues to be an inspiring example for the rest of us to follow. Through his belief in God’s promises, he literally changed his tomorrow! And you can, too!
God is a God of miracles! He never changes. The God of Abraham still reigns over all.
So when people say, “The days of miracles are passed,” I say, “There’s no such thing as a day of miracles. We serve an unchanging God of miracles. What He did through Abraham, all the Bible heroes including Jesus and the apostles, He can do today!”
So why do God’s promises go unfulfilled? Why do our lives remain bound by limits? Why do our prayers go unanswered?
Instead of allowing our actions, doubts, and words to limit God’s power in our lives, it’s time we learn, as Abraham did, that God desires for us to have a limitless, “more abundant” and “shaken together and running over” life of favor and untold blessings.
At this strategic moment, we must go beyond the restrictions of the human mind and begin the journey into the boundless realm of the Holy Spirit!
Just as God revealed himself to Abraham as El Shaddai, God Almighty, the God for whom nothing is impossible, so today, the Spirit of God desires to pour out His power upon every area of your life.