11-verse-1

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”

4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”

6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.

God promised to make Abram great.  He tells him to not be afraid.  He basically lets Abram know “I got your back”, and Abram believed it. Looking back we can understand why Abram should believe God.  God had protected Abram and his family; He provided and always took care of him.  Sounds like you and me…right?  So why do we look elsewhere for our security, protection, food, clothing, shelter…etc..etc..  It comes down to faith.  Although the evidence is there people still don’t believe.  Paul the apostle told us: ” For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).  God has made Himself known.  So faith should be easy, right?  I think it’s also a choice of what we choose to believe.  Most people believe there is a God, but many don’t know Him or care to.  Most of us (including me), cry out to God for help when things get bad.  But what God really desires is a relationship with each one of us.  This relationship comes through Jesus.  Jesus said: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). So He is knocking all you have to do is answer.  Once we do He has promised us: “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). So if you’re lost, confused, afraid, and don’t know what to say or do….just say Jesus!