9 July 2020 Word by Honorary Pastor Rev Alicia Teo
Today's Inspiration: One of the prime responsibilities of a navigator is to leave behind a trail for their descendants and the greatest legacy we can ever leave behind is the gift of faith that can do wonders. This gift of faith was handed to Isaac which in turn was imparted to Jacob. Genesis 28:4. The blessing mentioned here is the blessing of the gift of faith.
While parents feel they need to leave an inheritance (wealth) to their descendants, it's a timeless perspective of God to leave the best gift to our descendants and that is the gift of faith. When you leave to your descendants wealth, you do not know if they will steward them well but if you leave them gift of faith, they might accumulate more wealth than they could ever imagine which might surpass what you have. Abraham's faith left a great legacy to his descendants.
God always test us on our future through our eyes of faith. Joseph went to Egypt as a slave but because he saw his future through the eyes of faith, he became prosperous and successful, even though he comes from a dysfunctional family, full of sexual immorality, jealousy and strife. His eyes of faith saw God's vision on his life fulfilled. Genesis 50:4. God allowed us to go through uncertainties of life to burn into our hearts of the assurance ahead of us. We need to know who our God is. God is who He says He is, and will do what He promises to do. Isaiah 55:11.
May this message bless you with the eyes of faith to see your future by obeying His instructions. Humanity fall because they tend to see their future through the eyes of natural understanding. Let's see our future through the eyes of faith since we are in Christ Jesus. God be praised!
Prayer: Lord make me an instrument of righteousness to see my future through my eyes of faith passed down from Abraham. In Jesus name, Amen.