January 11 – Blessed to Believe

God called out to Abram in a vision to reassure him that the Lord is his shield and his great reward.  But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son?  Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth.  God said again that Abram’s descendants will be more than the sand of the earth and the stars in the sky.  Abram believed Him, and God affirmed this righteousness. We will read several accounts of how belief and blessings can go hand in hand.  Abram is just the beginning.  Is there a truth about God that we are struggling to believe?  Let God’s Word reassure us and grow our trust.  Believe, obey, be blessed.  This is one pattern that appears throughout God’s Story, and still applies.  “O Sovereign Lord” is more than stating a title, it is a declaration that God has absolute authority and nothing happens without His direction or permission.  God is trustworthy.  He was the source of Abram’s blessings and He blesses His children today.

Genesis 15:2 NLT