The Gift of Faith

Let’s get your family together and continue our journey through the Westminster Confession (for this devotion, you will need your Bible):

Have you ever thought about how great it is to have the family that you do? You can think as you pass each house how you could have been born into that home or the next home, and life would be completely different. There are 7 billion people in the world. And out of all of them, God gave you to the family that you have, to the home that you have, in the place that you are in. In fact of all the 7 billion people in the world, you are the only one who gets to sit with the family you have and hear God’s Word being opened up right now. God has given you a great gift!

We’ve talked about faith last week and hopefully we were able to do some “trust falls” to illustrate that faith means action. But today, we are going to talk about the part of faith that has nothing to do with us. Faith is a gift. We cannot make faith appear in our own hearts. It comes from God!

Let’s start by reading all of Genesis 12:1-9 together. What made Abram special that God would even choose him? Was he smarter than the other people? Was he holier than the other people? Was he better looking than the other people? No! The Bible tell us that Abram was old. Abram worshiped false gods (Joshua 24:2). There was nothing about Abram that would make God go, “That guy is worthy of me choosing him.” But God came to him and spoke to him! We’ve talked before how it is an incredible act of grace when God speaks. Whenever God speaks, He is offering the chance to believe Him.

God gave Abram the gift of faith, and Abram responded in the actions of faith. Now God has come to you in His Word. He has spoken. Will you hear His Word? Will you act on faith and obey His Word? Not everyone was born into a family that reads God’s Word. You have been given a great gift. But a gift needs to be received. Will you receive Gods’ Word?

Let’s thank God that He has given us a gracious opportunity to believe Him today.

Reaction Activity

  • Let’s sing How Firm a Foundation again together as a family.
  • Let’s thank God that He has given us the opportunity to believe Him.
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