Genesis 12:1-5 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee:
I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curse thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan, they came.
When it comes to claiming the promises of God, so many of us as Christians are struggling. We know God has nothing but good in store for us, and we say we believe in his promises.
Therefore, day after day we pray, and we hope for the day when we will come into the promises of God, however, if we are to learn anything from Abraham it is that he was a man of action when it comes to the promises of God.
When God called Abraham, Abraham responded to the call, and after responding to the call God gave Abraham some guarantees to secure the promise made to Abraham.
God told Abraham, “I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that cursed thee:” This security and protection of God goes hand in hand with the promise made to Abraham.
Abraham now had a choice and a responsibility, He will either walk with God in faith or walk according to his own will, but if he walks according to his own will the protection does go with the way he chose to live his life.
However, if Abraham was to walk according to God’s he will both inherit the promise and the protection, these were God’s guarantees. Therefore, Abraham acted and obeying God he took all he had gathered in the land of his father’s and left for the land of Canaan.
The point I would like to make, however, is the fact Abraham had no idea how things would turn out for him. He might fail, and it is possible because of human error, but regardless Abraham took a leap of faith.
As he walked according to the promise of God, Abraham learned to trust God. Trust was the end result of his faith because he had no idea where he would end up in life after leaving his father’s house.
If we are going to tap into the blessings of God, there is something we need to know as Christians. We need to trust God with our lives, we need to learn to let go and allow God to direct us, although, we know not how things will end.
But regardless of whether we will come into the promise of God or not, the one thing we can count on is the fact that God will reward us for our faith in him even when we fall short.
The faith that will be rewarded is the faith that trusts the Lord and is acting on his promises in the hope to enter the promise of God.