Topic: The Steps Of Abraham – from Seeds of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018.
SCRIPTURE: And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. Romans 4:12.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Claiming the blessings of Abraham by faith without following Abraham’s steps is a waste of time.
The Scriptures make it clear that believers in Christ are the seeds of Abraham and are commanded to walk in his steps (Galatians 3:16,Galatians 3:7).
Now, knowing that you are a seed of Abraham by faith forbids existence in frustration and harassment; being a child of Abraham forbids existence as a pitiable beggar. And if you are a seed of Abraham, you should see the results of Abraham if you follow his steps.
Our anchor Scripture admonishes us to walk in the steps of Abraham since we are his seeds.
Now, what are some of the practical steps of Abraham?
1) Unconditional Obedience to God (Genesis 12:1-4).
God told Abraham to get out of his father’s house to a place where He (God) would show him and Abraham obeyed God. This is unconditional obedience. As seeds of Abraham, we also ought to be unconditionally obedient to God.
2) Believing God Without Question
Abraham believed God without questioning Him when God asked him to leave his country to a land He (God) would show him (Genesis 12:1-2). In the same way, the children of Abraham should believe God’s Word without questioning or negotiating with God.
3) Seeing the Future Before it Arrives (Genesis 13:14).
Abraham saw the future before it arrived. Vision was and is an Abrahamic principle; so, as a Christian and seed of Abraham, endeavour to conceive vision for living like your father Abraham.
4) Servicing the Needs of the Needy (Genesis 14:14).
Abraham cared for the needy. He had three hundred and eighteen children of his servants, trained in his house. If you want Abraham’s greatness, decide to meet people’s needs.
5) Holding Nothing Back From God
Abraham held nothing back from God. Those who are of the faith are to follow the steps of faithful Abraham by holding nothing back from God.
6) Looking Up to Nobody But God
Abraham looked up to no one but God (Genesis 14:22-23). Beloved, as you follow these Abrahamic steps, you will arrive at his greatness.
Claiming the blessings of Abraham by faith without following his steps is a waste of time.
Remember this: Claiming the blessings of Abraham by faith without following his steps is a waste of time.
- Go through the passage again.
2. Make up your mind to follow the steps of Abraham.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace and discipline to take Abrahamic steps in order to see Abrahamic greatness. Deliver me from the life of claiming promises without responsibility, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Kings 10:32 to 12:21, Acts 18:1 to 22, Psalm 145:1 to 21, Proverbs 18:1
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