I was recently offered the opportunity to read a book that piqued my interest. It is a 30 day devotional that lets the reader follow alongside Abraham’s life and it is called “Climbing with Abraham: 30 Devotionals to Help You Grow Your Faith, Build Your Life, and Discover God’s Calling” by David Ramos. This book is especially interesting because there are so many things we can take from Abraham’s life of faith in God. Abraham had a life full of God moments, moments in which God made astounding promises and kept them. Each believer has God moments, times which God shows up and we are left humbled and in awe of His power to accomplish His will.
As mentioned above, the book is a 30 day devotional and it gives the reader some bits of Abraham’s life to think about for that day. At the end of each devotion, Ramos invites the reader to think about that chapter with a personal application and a prayer. The chapters are short, to be read in a couple of minutes each day so someone with a busy schedule would not have a hard time fitting this in. This book is also written so that it could be re-read the following month and the reader would find a something out of it that they didn’t get from the first time reading.
This book helps the reader gain some understanding from Abraham, a man which the Bible calls the father of all believers (Romans 4:16). There were some days that made an impact with me, more so than the others. Day 12, Our Promise-Keeper; this chapter gives encouragement to keep fighting the good fight and relying on God to keep His promises for our lives. God has a unique plan for each person that has long been established. It is encouraging to have reminders that God is in control and His Will will be done! The takeaway from that day was “Only God can fulfill the promises He makes.” That is true; we need only place our faith in Him and nothing else.
The second impactful devotion was on Day 15, Is Anything Too Difficult? Ramos pulls a pivotal God moment from Abraham’s life and directs it towards the reader. In our present difficulties, whether that is financial, physical, or emotional, God asks the same question: Is anything too difficult for Me? The answer was the same for Abraham as it is for us today: No, nothing is too difficult for God.
If you want some extra encouragement that helps you get closer to God, this would be an excellent book to try out. It has blessed me in my own reading and I believe it will do the same for you!