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Abram believed the Lord, and it was credited to him as righteousness! What an amazing thing…There Abram sat, quietly looking up at the stars sitting outside of his canvas tent home–away from his relatives and alone with his beautiful-yet, barren wife. Then and there God said, “trust me, this land will be yours and you will have heirs as numerous as the stars.”  Pretty tall order–but, Abram did trust God. Despite the trouble in Egypt and the separation and rescue of Lot, Abram knew in his heart that God had protected and provided for him and would do so all the days of his life.

At the end of the day, that is the critical part of our walk with God–the trusting and believing Him. If it was ever about what we may have accomplished, then our journey would remain about us and our nature to be self-absorbed.  As long as we can point to an action or occurrence that we control, we remain the object of our faith. When we simply believe God is who he says he is and will lead, guide and direct us according to his perfect plan, our circumstances, no matter awesome or dire remain secondary to the faith we have in him. He is Lord and Savior of our lives–we have to trust and follow him to experience the covenant relationship we desire.

God Bless You

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:

“Do not be afraid, Abram.
    I am your shield,[a]
    your very great reward.[b]

But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[c] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”

Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[d] be.”

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.