“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”– Hebrews 11:8
Abraham was called out of his comfort zone. Abraham was told to pack up and move out before he knew where God was leading him. He took a step of faith, and God made him the father of many nations. Thankfully he was obedient to the call that helped usher in the Messiah, our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ.
The righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith. Christians shall live by faith (Romans 1:17). Assurance in Christ is not inherited. It must be exercised and developed. Faith comes by hearing, and that by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Very often, it is advanced through the testing and trials of life. Confidence in God is then unshaken when He no longer parts the Red Seas. We begin entering into maturity when the Lord invites us to wade in the Jordan before He peels back the waters from shore to shore.
Is God challenging your faith today? Has He invited you to step into new waters? Maybe you do not want to get your feet wet. Or, perhaps you are in a “comfort zone.” If you are, has your season of comfort been in full bloom for far too long? May today be the day we get out of the pews and into the work. Christians were called to serve, and yet the laborers are still few.
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborer’s are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”– Matthew 9:37-38