After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1
This is the first time that the Bible talks about speaking to Abram in a vision.
Abram had been gaining more power, winning military victories, and becoming prominent throughout the land. He’s on the top of the world. But that’s when his greatest fall could occur. That’s when the worried of not being good enough or capable enough or competent enough begin to enter the head. The Lord calmed him down. He clearly knew what He was doing even though Abram could not imagine it. The Lord was going to bless Abram, but it took a great amount of faith to believe it. And of course that’s the way it’s supposed to be. If we could see it or envision it because of our own abilities, it wouldn’t be faith.
But faith is often a series of small steps that lead to the big one, which, by the time you get to it, is not big at all. It takes the little ones to get there, and it takes forward motion to begin the smaller steps.
What is God asking you to do in faith today? What series of steps are you taking to get there?