Week EIGHT of #heroofmyhome features one of my favorites in this whole line.
This week's print is adapted from the MSG version of Romans 4. Here’s what it says:
Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That’s why it is said, “Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right.” But it’s not just Abraham; it’s also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God. Romans 4:19-25 MSG
Here’s what this passage reminds me:
God’s faithfulness is not a variable. In the equation of my life, His faithfulness is NOT going to change.
The variable is often me. Will I plunge into the promise and come up strong? If I plunge into the promise at all, it seems I WILL come up strong – but what does that mean?
For me it means: I will go back to what He’s told me to do. I will go back to who I know Him to be. AND I’ll stake all I’ve got on it.
The other variable: Am I ready for Him to show up?
He will. He doesn’t hide or withhold Himself – so I have to ask if I’m ready to see Him at work in whatever it is that I’m facing.
Whether it’s a stressful Tuesday, a rock-bottom situation with a family member, a friend who is hurting, or a world outside our homes that seems like it will never be set right – it’s so important to remember: He is not the variable.
This whole line of prints is one long encouragement to take the authority we’ve been given and BELIEVE in our actual hero: Jesus.
I’m so excited to put this one in my house so I can daily remind myself that His faithfulness is not the variable.
We love you friends!