He went out, not knowing whither he went. (Hebrews 11:8)
Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading. It is a life of Faith, not of intellect and reason, but a life of knowing Who makes us “go.” The root of faith is the knowledge of a Person, and one of the biggest snares is the idea that God is sure to lead us to success.
The final stage in the life of faith is attainment of character. There are many passing transfigurations of character; when we pray we feel the blessing of God enwrapping us and for the time being we are changed, then we get back to the ordinary days and ways and the glory vanishes. The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting. It is not a question of sanctification; but of something infinitely further on than sanctification, of faith that has been tried and proved and has stood the test. Abraham is not a type of sanctification, but a type of the life of faith, a tried faith built on a real God. “Abraham believed God.”
– Oswald Chambers
These words by Oswald Chambers spoke to me yesterday morning. It had not been the easiest week in many ways, and I have felt very much left ‘hanging’ over certain issues, so I found the reminder of the need for faith in God very apt. The Lord never fails those who trust Him! Have a blessed Lord’s Day!