Abraham had two things that he coupled with his faith: trust and obedience. He had the faith to trust God when he did not know what would await him on the peak of the mountain, what was to become of his son, and what was to become of the promise that God once told him. At the same time, Abraham had the faith to obey God and listen to His voice wholeheartedly, immediately, and completely in the face of uncertainty.
Mountains. In Matthew 17: 20, Jesus told his disciples that faith, even as small as a mustard seed, has the power to move even mountains. But have you ever asked yourself what happens when you’ve done and believed all you could, but that ‘mountain’ in your life still remains rooted on the ground?
I once heard a story from one of the teachers at kids church. A Christian dies and goes to heaven. He meets the apostle Peter, and Peter shows him around. While on tour, the Christian notices a very massive warehouse, and asks Peter what it is. Peter invites him to take a look inside.
Do you know of a Super Christian? You know, someone who never seems to make any mistakes (or if they had any, the gravity of it would be that of accidentally killing an ant). The one who is always “on fire” for Jesus? The one who has raised the most student leaders? Well let me tell you something about these Super Christians…
The fear of not meeting a deadline, the worry of not making the varsity roster, the thought of a sick loved one, the fight you’re having with a close friend…what steals your peace?
A lot of the circumstances we go through during the day can possibly become “peace stealers.” In fact, for most of us, it only takes one bad thing to make our worlds crumble; leaving us shaking our heads, and crying out to God with, “Why???”