Written on 11/30/2022
Anthony Sluzas

Real Bible faith, is faith that obeys.

Our faith adventure began in 1988 upon accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, and today we are getting ready to step out by faith once again. I’ve lived and have been in ministry long enough to realize that it’s not about what we’re leaving or losing, it’s what we are going toward! The late Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans once said, “God delights in His children stepping out over the aching void, with nothing underneath their feet, but the Word of God.” I love that quote.

Don’t ever think you’re too old to obey God and to follow wherever He leads (no matter how impossible it may seem at the time). Just look at Abraham and realize that 75 years old is not too old for you to launch out on a new faith adventure. Yes, when God speaks, launch into the unknown! We’re not 75, BUT again, 75 is not too old to start something completely new.

But if to fears you cling, you’ll not find the brand new thing.

If you succumb to doubts that swirl…

and questions like…

What? If? and How? then you’ll be tied to the past.

You’ll be anchored to tradition,

and unable to move and break free.

You will see others that dare to believe God;

to obey, step out, and oh, how they’ll be blessed.

Don’t miss out, but trust and obey, because the Lord has great things in store!

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 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, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness” (Romans 4:16-23, NIV).