October 8, 2003
“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God . . . .” (Romans 4: 20)
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Precious Disciple of the Daystar, Jesus Christ,
Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born. In the natural, fathering a child at his age, with his wife Sarah past child-bearing years, was impossible. Yet, God ahd promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son.
Abraham faced a choice: he could either believe what God had told him, or he could believe what his body told him. To Abraham’s credit, and to our blessing, Abraham chose to believe God. It was subsequently through Isaac’s lineage that our Messiah was born.
Perhaps you find yourself in a similar position of choice today. You are facing a situation in which God’s Word promises you one thing but your circumstances defy that promise. Which will you choose to believe–your circumstances or God’s Word?
God makes it very clear that we are to choose His Word if we want to experience life (Deuteronomy 30: 19). Choosing that which contradicts His Word is to choose death in some form.
So make a decision that you will always believe what God says over what your circumstances say. Remember: The choice you make will determine your destiny.
Your sister in Christ,