Having Faith in the Maybe

Having Faith in the Maybe
Key Scriptures: Genesis 12:1-4 (AMP)
The Lord said to Abram, “Go away from your country, from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you. I will make you a great nation and I will bless you [abundantly]. I will make your name great (exalted, distinguished) and you will be a blessing [a source of great good to others]. I will bless (do good for, benefit) those who bless you and I will curse [that is, subject to My wrath and judgment] the one who curses (despises, dishonors, has contempt for) you. And in you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed.” So Abram departed [in faithful obedience] as the Lord had directed him; and Lot [his nephew] left with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.

Summary: Life is full of problems and uncertainty yet God still commands us to trust him in the midst of the maybes of life. Having a maybe faith means that we are willing to step from a place of fear into a place of faith and follow God.

Hebrews 10:38, But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.

 

Lesson One: Faith begins where understanding ends.
Hebrews 11:1, Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

 

Lesson Two: Faith is not found in what you are believing for. Faith is found in who you are believing in.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9, Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

 

Lesson Three: A Picture of Faith
Faith will be uncomfortable
Faith will be unfamiliar
Faith will require new provision
Faith will force vulnerability

Genesis 12:1, The Lord said to Abram, “Go away from your country, from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.

 

Lesson Four: The pain of faith is always anchored by the promise of faith.

Genesis 12:2-3, I will make you a great nation and I will bless you [abundantly]. I will make your name great (exalted, distinguished) and you will be a blessing [a source of great good to others]. I will bless (do good for, benefit) those who bless you, and I will curse [that is, subject to My wrath and judgment] the one who curses (despises, dishonors, has contempt for) you. And in you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed.”

 

Lesson Five: Fear is the opposite of faith.

Mark 4:35-40, That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

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