Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:8-10
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God
Reflections: The life of faith demonstrated by Abraham has many features. How he positioned himself in Canaan, the promised land when he arrived, is a case in point. He did contrary to what would have been done by any traveler on arriving at their final destination. He refused to live a settled life in Canaan. He rather chose to live like a nomad dwelling in movable tents. What happened to him was that his faith saw beyond settling in an earthly home to focusing more on an eternal one, a city with permanent foundations, whose architect and builder is God. The key lesson here is that as faith makes you obtain a good report ( testimonies of breakthroughs) on this earth, it also carries the propensity (as long as it is unselfish and divinely motivated) to make you consider and apply your life to what is eternal. A faith response that fails to make you think on things above but leaves you just claiming and laying hold on breakthroughs here and there becomes questionable. Go for the faith that makes you see beyond the natural. Like Abraham you will make it on this earth and still make it to heaven!
Prayer: Dear Lord, May the faith I demonstrate lead me to heaven while granting me access to your goodness on earth.
Confession: I demonstrate faith that leads me to heaven while accessing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.