This post is part of the Abraham: Questing with God series. Abraham is a touchstone for us – the original pattern of faith. What’s possible in your life?
Jesus expects us to have vision that is different from the majority – extraordinary vision. He trains and develops us to see with the eyes of our heart. And this really opens the door to the realm of what’s possible.
Flood the “eyes of your heart” with God’s light
He wants us to be “realists” … it’s just that we discover He calls us to focus on a superior reality, journeying toward our destiny.
Life, as it turns out, has no small number of situations that are more than willing to to appear “real” and get in the way of what our future really can be. Have you noticed that?
Abraham became well aware of his situation. He considered that his own body was just as good as “dead” since he was nearly 100 years-old. He knew that Sarah’s womb was “dead” too since she was around 90 years-old. Childless their entire lives, there was no way that he and Sarah were going to have a son from a natural point of view. See Romans 4.17-22 NASB.
Get real with extraordinary vision
Abraham was a “realist” in one sense … And without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
But he went beyond that and developed into a realist in a superior sense … Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what He had promised, He was able also to perform (Romans 4.19-21 NASB).
The Creator had placed a greater reality in front of Abraham and Sarah. Abraham came to a place in his odyssey of faith where he saw and understood with his heart instead of his natural, unrenewed mind.
That He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation … by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you … (Ephesians 1.17-18 AMP).
What about you? What about me? With Abraham and Sarah as our standard of faith, what are we being asked to see? … what are we being asked to see and believe, not with our natural eyes and natural thinking, but with the eyes of our understanding?
Jesus expects us to be different and to live extraordinary lives.
What are you moving toward that demands you “see” and believe at a higher level?
See the entire Abraham: Questing With God series. Abraham is a touchstone for us – the original pattern of faith. What’s possible in your life?
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