Falling Silent

We’ve been walking through Dave Ramos’ book, Climbing With Abraham, and I have to share this little nugget with you this morning!

You’ve likely heard the story of Abraham and how long he had to wait for the promised heir, Isaac. (Read Genesis 15:1-6)

In this short passage, Abraham tells God that there is no inkling at all of an heir on the horizon. It seems like God is going to have to change his plans or renege on His promises. But God answers calmly, assuring: “I do what I say.”

“[Abraham] falls silent, not out of defeat but out of  belief.” [Climbing With Abraham]

What is God asking you to believe? Is it something that seems completely impossible? Admittedly, I have a few things I’m longing and waiting for that truly seem impossible now–at least highly unlikely.

Will you step up with me, shut up with me, FALL SILENT, not out of frustration, resignation or defeat, but OUT OF BELIEF ...

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