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Exceedingly Abundantly–Hebrews 11 in a Nutshell

February 1, 2016

“…but faith is not blind, it’s about taking calculated risks based on the already fulfilled promises of God.”

precipiceGod may call on you to believe that he is, like Enoch, that he will do what he said he’d do, like with “good-as-dead” Abraham, that he can do what he said he’d do, like with laughing Sarah.

He may call on you to do better, like Able with his sacrifice. He may call on you to build something that will provide security for the future, that may take a lot of time and effort to accomplish, that may cause you to be persecuted, like Noah.

He may call on you to give up something cherished like Abraham with Isaac, or to go somewhere uncharted, like Abraham’s “promised land.” He may call on you to refuse or reject something that has held you back, like Moses did Egypt, or to do something seemingly impossible, like the Israelites crossing the Red Sea, or incredibly risky, like Rahab did protecting the spies.

In all of this, prior to his provision, he is certain to be pleased as you worship him and expect him to act, like Jacob and Joseph. Doing all these things gains his approval.

For he calls on us to consider, to count, to choose, to continue on despite the costs, in faith, by faith, with faith, and through faith.

But faith is not blind, it’s about taking calculated risks based on the already fulfilled promises of God. And his ways are not mysterious. He’s shown his hand time and time again!

Expect–hold in your hand like a title deed–“exceedingly abundantly” above all that can be asked or thought, according to the power that works within us! Ephesians 3:20

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