Your Faith: God’s Undertaking

“Nor did [Abraham] in unbelief stagger at God’s promise, but became mighty in faith, giving glory to God.” (Rom. 4:20, Weymouth).

When Abraham became mighty in faith, God got the glory. If we’re honest, some of us might secretly, deep down inside, feel like Abraham should have gotten some of the credit. After all, he went through strenuous hardship for the Lord. He left everything he ever knew to follow the call. He was even willing to sacrifice his own precious son on God’s altar! Surely all of this added up to some kind of brownie points? To at least a little bit of bragging rights?

Nope. God got all the glory. From start to finish, the strengthening and perfecting of Abraham’s faith was God’s project, God’s responsibility, God’s execution, and God’s expertise.

God began the good work in him, and God brought it to completion. God was the Author of his faith, and God was its Finisher.  Abraham’s “weakness was turned to strength” (Heb. 11:34). God did that. Abraham became mighty in spirit and resilient in faith. That was God’s handiwork too. Abraham’s development in the faith was a spectacular testament to the ability, the wisdom, and the magnificence of the Lord whose name is above every name!

You know, that takes a lot of pressure off. Stop worrying about the caliber of your faith, precious child. You are His project, His responsibility, His undertaking. Take a deep breath, knowing that His expertise and His power are tirelessly at work on the inside of you. What He started, He will complete. He designed a magnificent blueprint and calendar for the development of your faith, before the world even began. Even as you read this right now, He is executing that plan with meticulous focus and care.

You know what else? Daddy is enjoying every moment of your growth. He delights in watching your discoveries, your victories, your milestones. So relax into the process! Enjoy Him enjoying you.

Every day your faith is stronger than the day before. Your journey is a testament to His goodness, His faithfulness, and His breathtaking proficiency!

“This brings great glory to my Father…” (John 15:8, NLT)

 

How does it make you feel to know that God is applying His incomparable expertise and mighty power to the development of your faith? I’d love to hear your thoughts here below!

7 thoughts on “Your Faith: God’s Undertaking

  1. A deep peace just settled in to my spirit while reading this! It’s not up to me!! My story is His Story—He’s the author! Recently I had a very difficult evening and just had to go drive to de-stress. I wound up pulling into a bank parking lot where God had led me to meet my husband 30 years ago at a worship concert. I had no words to even pray, but God knew my heart was saying, “Lord—you started our life together. Our journey together is on you. I am trusting that YOU will have your will done in our marriage, in our family, in our future. “ I felt the pressure and the stress just lift off. It wasn’t MY issue. It was HIS! He will see His purposes through in our lives and the lives of our children. ❤️
    Thank you for this awesome reminder!

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  2. A deep peace just settled in to my spirit while reading this! It’s not up to me!! My story is His Story—He’s the author! Recently, I had a very difficult evening and just had to go drive to de-stress. I wound up pulling into a bank parking lot where God had led me to meet my husband-to-be 30 years ago at a worship concert. I had no words to even pray at this moment because my faith meter was at a low, but God knew my heart was saying, “Lord—you started our life together. Our journey together is on you. I am trusting that YOU will have your will done in our marriage, in our family, in our future. “ I felt the pressure and the stress just lift off. It wasn’t MY issue. It was HIS! He will see His purposes through in our lives and the lives of our children. ❤️
    Thank you for this awesome reminder, Jennifer!

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  3. Wow.. I was just reading through some pass, devotionals, since this is my first time reading some of them. And I honestly needed to rad this, I am constantly worrying about me, my identity in him and my purpose and call, especially when I feel like I am living a routine life. As if I’m not woman of God enough and that God is just not useing me as I wish, and maybe is because I’m just not meant to be used. And all this thoughts that the enemy just constantly tried to put in me, but at the same time is a worry of who I am and are to be and where I’m going. But this was a great reminder because God is under takeing it all! I feels like something just came of my chest! Thank you!

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    1. I am SO grateful to the Lord knowing that He spoke to your heart through this and ministered to you, my sweet sister! Be encouraged! He is so delighted with your desire to draw close to Him and see His purposes unfold in your life!

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