Last week, we began to briefly examine an attribute of our God as embodied in His name - El-Shaddai, the Almighty and All-Sufficient One.
Our God has not changed and if He was the El-Shaddai to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob then He is the same to you and I. However, Abraham took a certain stance to apprehend the divine promises. This week, we shall discuss the steps he took as documented in the book of Romans.
Firstly, he had a godly hope against natural hope. Hope is an expectation that God is faithful to what He has said. Consequently, Abraham believed that He would become a father of many nations.
Secondly, Abraham was not weak in faith by NOT focusing on the prevailing circumstance - the weakness of his body and the deadness of Sarah's womb. Faith becomes weak when our gaze is on the external - what we can see, feel, smell, taste or touch.
Thirdly - Abraham refused to waver or doubt the promise of God through unbelief. Precious child of God, surround yourself with God's unfailing promises. Focus on them and remind Father God of them for He watches over each promise to fulfil it in your life.
Fourthly - Abraham was strong in faith by giving glory to God. A lifestyle of thanksgiving, praise and worship is to be cultivated. God inhabits the praises of His people therefore let us adopt an attitude of gratitude for it determines our altitude.
Lastly - Abraham was fully convinced or persuaded that God had the power to do what He has promised. Are you fully convinced about the omnipotence of God in your present situation?
CONFESSION - I am fully persuaded that God has the power to bring to pass in my life His promises of longevity of days in His service. He is my El-Shaddai, the All-Sufficient One and therefore able to keep and sustain me.
Gen 17:1-5; Gen 28:3; Gen 35:11; Ps 22:3; Ps 91:1; Ps 91:14-16; Mal 3:6; Rom 4:17-21; Heb 13:8; Heb 13:15