Faith turns the seemingly impossible into reality
God creates reality through faith. In Genesis he performed a miracle for Abraham. He made a statement that was humanly impossible but God made it so.
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And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness. (Gen 15:5-6)
God told Abraham that his physical descendants would be as many as the stars in heaven. Now when this statement was made, Abraham and Sarah were already past the child bearing age.
Nevertheless, God said it would happen. Now what is Abraham to do? He believed God! He acted upon this information. "Believe" in the Bible, means trusting God and so it means, in effect, acting upon what God said to us.
Then what does God do in response to Abraham's acting upon his statement concerning a child for himself and Sarai? (Abraham's old age made no difference to God.) When he acted on his word, God did two things.
First, He counted Abraham's action upon His promise to have children the same as righteousness. The word righteousness means cleared of all guilt. Whatever sin may have been in Abraham's life, this was his freedom from his past. His believing God was counted for the clearance of all the guilt for all his sins.
The second thing God did was give Abraham and Sarah their own, natural child. His name was Isaac. And later, Isaac brought forth Jacob and Esau and the rest is history.
Since God did the above miracle for Abraham, He can do the same thing or greater for us. Nothing is too big for God to do in our behalf. Christians are grafted into these Abrahamic blessing promises right along with Abraham.
When you believe, when you trust God, our heavenly father will make things happen. How comforting to know that what God did for Abraham, he can and will do an equal thing for us Christians today as we follow him. If you believe and trust in God the seemingly impossible can be a reality.