Day 7

The Release of The SPIRIT

 

Vision

 

See with Spiritual Eyes

 

He [Abraham] is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. (Romans 4:17)

 

There are two kinds of sight—physical and spiritual. We see and react to what is in front of us using physical sight. Spiritual sight does not see what is in front of us, but it sees what is possible by faith. Abraham, often called the “Father of Faith,” had this kind of spiritual vision; he could trust a God who remarkably “calls things that are not as though they were.

 

The spiritual eyesight that comes with faith makes the unseen so real that we begin to live as if it were real. Abraham did this. In Romans 4 we read that he trusted in a God who could call things that are not as though they were.”

 

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… . Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God. (Romans 4:18–20)

 

This is spiritual sight over physical sight: the certainty of God’s promise over the seeming certainty of what we see. Take hold of the words of Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:7, “We live by faith, not by sight,” and as you pray the scriptures today, consider the stories of people who believed a word from God that appeared impossible.

 

Pray the Scriptures:

Genesis 15:1–6

Luke 1:26–38

Luke 1:5–25, 57–66

 

Focus Today:

Has God spoken promises to you that seem too big to happen? Ask Him for the faith to see them through fresh spiritual eyes. Praise Him for His faithfulness to bring those promises to completion.

 

He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars— if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” (Genesis 15:5)”

 

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