8 Questions to Ask when You Walk by Faith
Updated: May 23
OUR FAITH in God is a measure of our life's worth.
Abraham believed God and trusted His promises, so God counted it in his favour as righteousness. (Rom. 4:3b)
ABRAHAM was old, and the Lord had blessed him. So one day, he called his most trusted servant.
Take a solemn oath that you will not get my son a wife from Canaan. Instead, he said, you would go to my relative's land.
"What if the woman doesn't want to come to this land with me? Should I take your son back to the land you came from?"
Make sure that you do not take my son back there.
God will send his angel ahead of you, and you will get my son a wife from there. (Gen. 24)
What promise are you standing on?
IF YOUR WALK with God does not change you, something is wrong.
Abraham was a changed man. He had seen God do the impossible.
His trust in God was solid. His impact on his servant was obvious.
He had prayed about this trip and stood on that truth.
What is your testimony?
PROXIMITY to someone does not necessarily mean you know the person.
The disciples of Jesus had been with him, but Jesus asked them: Who do you say I am?
Abraham's servant had been close to his boss. He knew that God was with him.
He was there when his boss' family waited on God to have a child. He saw God prove himself.
He knew their testimony.
How do you position yourself?
ELIEZER, Abraham's servant, got to the outskirts of Nahor's city. He made the camels kneel by the well.
The well was like a hub where women came to fetch water in the evenings. He knew the best point of contact would be that location. So, he waited there.
He positioned himself by walking in obedience.
What do you do when you get to a crossroads?
HE PUT HIS wisdom on the back burner and prayed.
Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today. Show your kindness to Abraham. (Gen. 24:12)
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. (Prov. 15:8)
What are your expectations?
ABRAHAM believed that God would send his angel before his servant.
Eliezer also believed that God would show up. As a result, both of them believed in God.
The woman, with the issue of blood, had an expectation too.
She thought, "If I only touch his (Jesus) clothes, I'll get well." (Mark 5:28)
And she was satisfied.
Therefore, when you pray to God, you must have a heightened expectation of him.
Does God delight in you?
GOD couldn't be more delighted in his prayer.
Before he finished praying, an attractive girl came to fetch water.
Eliezer said to her: Give me some water to drink.
She quickly lowered her jar and gave him some water. Then, she drew water for the camels to drink until they had had enough.
He did not jump the gun. Instead, he kept watching Rebekkah to see if his trip was successful.
When you pray to God, you must have a heightened expectation of him
What do you do when you succeed?
WHEN YOU succeed, you give him praise.
As she mentioned her name, Eliezer bowed and worshipped God.
"The Lord has shown unfailing love and faithfulness to my master, for he has led me straight to my master's relatives," he said.
God is your AUDIENCE
Why do you testify?
WHEN he followed Rebekkah home, he told her brother, Laban, how the Lord had blessed his boss and how he was sent to find a wife for Isaac.
Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The Lord has brought you here, so there is nothing we can say.
Here is Rebekah; take her and go. Yes, let her be the wife of your master's son, as the Lord has directed."
You testify because you want people to see God's goodness and give him the glory.
It does not have to be perfect, but it must be true.
Bringing it Together
YOUR VIEW of God will eventually show up in all that you do.
Never forget that God is your audience―and He deserves your worship.