“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” – Hebrew 11:1 (NIV)
Taking steps of faith are evident in the lives of whoever walked with God. When the angel Gabriel appeared to both Mary and Joseph and told them of the conception of a baby Jesus through the Holy Spirit they had to take steps of faith and raise him (Mat 1:18-25, Luke 1-26- 38). Abraham had to take a step of faith when he was told of God, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you a great nation and I will bless you. So Abram went as the Lord told him” (Genesis 12:1-2).
“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8). The Apostle Paul went at great length to exhort believers to live by faith by listing all those who walked with God and how they had to exercise faith: Abel, Enoch, Noah etc. “And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel (and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions” (Hebrews 11: 32).
Today you too the Lord might be calling you to take steps of faith in your personal life, studies, career or business, just as was the case before with those who walked with Him. Not everything is clear and the resources might be stretched. Yet to move to another level you have to take that step of faith.
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, today I pray to take that step of faith in the work you are calling me, looking up to you, that you shall make all things possible as promised to they that believe!