I used to journal on paper, but maybe this year I want to start journaling here.
“And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” Genesis 15:6
Frequently, when we talk about righteousness, we tend to associate it with an act, a deed, something that we need to do. Surprisingly, that is not how God sees it. The above passage talks about how Abram believed in God’s promises to him, that God will give him a son, and that his descendants will be as many as the stars in the sky. At that point of this promise, Abram was old and childless. He did question God about where is his heir, but at the end of the day, he believed. He believed God for something that he might not even see in his lifetime, but he believed anyways.
The Bible is filled to the brim with God’s many promises, but do we really believe all of it? I think if we really do, we will then be able to see God’s promises come to past.
(Acts 16:31 NIV) They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
I truly believed in the above verse. When I first moved out of home for studies, most of my family were yet believers. Over the years apart from them, I sometimes have thoughts that being so far away from them, how can I share the gospel with them, who will bring them to Christ etc. Nevertheless, I just took God’s promises as it is, believe it and continue to serve God here in my work, and continue to pray for my family. One by one, my family members accepted Christ, and that with me not really doing much. Last year, I saw the greatest miracle happen, my skeptical dad and mum came to Christ too! Until today, the fact still takes my breath away, it’s ironic to say, I cannot believe how faithful God is to His words. Today, my parents are baptised and slowly learning more about God each day, my prayer is that they will truly know Jesus deep in their hearts. It is never too late, even both of them are in their 60s and 70s.
There is so much more we can believe God for. Why not read the bible and believe it fully today?
Dear Lord, I confess that I don’t always believe in every word you say 100%. But yet, in the little that I did you have always shown your mercy and faithfulness. I pray that each day as I read your word, I will believe with child-like faith, and come to you like a child, and that I may praise you for every promise fulfilled in my life, for every situation as well. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.