Romans 4:17 (KJV)
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Romans 4:17-18 (MSG)
17-18 We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”
Father, we thank You for the creative power that You have given us. Give us more faith to believe for every promise that we have been given through Your word. Help us guard our tongues and be slow to speak. Give us the right words to activate our angels to move on our behalf. Forgive us for giving power to the enemy by speaking negatively about ourselves and situations. Convict our hearts every time we begin to speak in a way that is not pleasing to You. We thank You for Your grace and mercy that gives us an opportunity to do better. We bless You and give You glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!