Wednesday in The Word-Romans Four

I’m up to Romans chapter six in my reading, so I am not sure if I will keep posting by the week in order, or by the week I am currently in or more drawn to share. As for this week, I am going to share from chapter four.

Scripture:

No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,
fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

Romans 4:20-21

Observation:

Abraham, if anyone, had a reason to doubt God’s promise. Here he was an old man, with an old wife, whose womb had never opened to children. Who wouldn’t doubt? The verse before my SOAP says:

He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb.

Romans 4:19

Can you imagine? Previously in life, Abraham had his share of lack of trust. It only caused him trouble. Now at the close of his years he was finally learning to let go and trust God.

Application:

Trusting in someone other than myself is hard for me. There, I said it. I think I know what is best for me, and for my family.

The truth is, I don’t.

I need to be more still, more receptive to the voice of God. I need to read His Word, and wait for guidance and direction, instead of barreling into things assuming I know best.

I need to let go and trust God.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, please help me give myself wholly over to You and Your will. Please mold me into the person I was meant to be, and help me accept without fear where You take me from here. Help me to wait for Your direction each day, always consulting You first in prayer. Amen.

 I hope you will join me, and link up what you are learning!

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P.S.

I am also joining my sweet friend Nikki in her Blogger’s Prayer Project-but am including non-bloggers as well. I think this will be fabulous for me to do for our church family. If you have a prayer request you would like me to add, please feel free to email me at samsnoggin at live dot com.



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  1. says

    “I need to be more still, more receptive to the voice of God. I need to read His Word, and wait for guidance and direction, instead of barreling into things assuming I know best.” THIS IS ME!!! I can be a bit of a steam-roller at times, and it never ends well. Ok, seldom ends well. I enjoy reading your posts about your Bible study. Thank you for being an encouragement.
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  2. says

    This is a hard lesson for me, too! Giving Him my all…taking that leap of faith even with my decisions. I prayed with you, Sam. Thank you (and am loving your series!)

    And I love your idea of praying for people in your church with this 31 day prayer project! So thrilled you’re joining in, thank you!!
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