Seriously, how many of us would have freaked out to hear this. Genesis 15: 5 He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
I had faith for three, but Abram had faith to believe for an innumerable number of offspring. My mind counted the cost of food, living, cars, college, weddings, etc., but Abram's just believed the Lord. Period. He didn't waver, but I sure would. I wavered big time at the news of my first one. After the initial excitement wore off, and I was all alone, all kinds of thoughts hammered me, from "am I able to parent?", "am I ready for this?", " what if this, and what if that?". Yet, the father of faith, did not waver, and believed the Lord.
Lord, thanks for taking me back to schoolin' and reminding me that just when I thought I had some faith, how little, I really have. Lord, you promised I and others could have this faith, so, … I think I will, thank you.