“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
The story of Abraham is not only a story of faith, it is a story that shows how Abraham acted upon his faith. The actions that Abraham took along with his declaration of faith in God, enabled him to be called the Friend of God. Abraham didn’t just say, “I believe,” it is what he did by stepping out on faith that showed he truly believed and trusted in God. Often, we proclaim that we have faith in God, but our actions don’t line up with true belief. We say we have faith, but yet we worry, doubt and kill our blessing. Instead, we should begin to move as though we can already see the manifested end.
For example, you can’t just say that you have faith that God is going to provide you with a great job. No, you make your request known to God, equip yourself with the tools that it will take to do the job you requested, apply for the job and believe in God’s ability to bring it about. Don’t doubt during the process. Do everything with total confidence in God’s ability. When your request manifests, don’t forget to give God thanks and let others know about what He has done for you. That will help them to build their faith in God. When your actions match up with your proclaimed faith, you know that you are truly a Friend of God!