Good morning y’all. Happy sunday!!!
Today we in chapter 15 of Genesis. I thank God for bringing us this far :).
In this chapter we see God reassuring Abram of his promises to him. Abram demonstrated faith in God and it was counted to him as righteousness.
Be blessed 🙂
God’s promises to Abram seemed impossible, it seemed too high to reach. Even Abram had doubts about it. He told God in v 2-3 :
But Abram replied, “O Sovereign lord , what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.” (Genesis 15:2-3 NLT)
God being the patient and loving father that he is, reassured Abram that he will bring his promise to pass. Notice God didnt tell Abram when the promise will be fulfilled. It’s not for us to know when or how, our job is to believe and trust God CAN and WILL do what He has promised. After the reassurance came, Abram believed and Lord was pleased with him.
And Abram believed the lord , and the lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. (Genesis 15:6 NLT)
Friends whatever promise God has made, no matter how long it has tarried for or how bad the situation is right now, pls dont give up. Let’s keep believing and trusting God. If we feel our faith is shaking, let’s go back to God and ask him for reassurance. If he did it for Abram, He can do it for us too. Be encouraged today. It’s not over until God says it’s over 🙂 God has the final say! Not the doctors, lawyers, teachers….It is God who gets to decide what happens and how our story will end! Right now for me, that is a comforting and wonderful thought to know that God is the one in charge of my future and destiny. (Doing my dance 🙂 )
As i continued my study on the passage, the word ‘Obedience’ dropped into my heart. I felt God was telling me obedience is key to enjoying His blessings. Isaiah 1:19 says if you are willing and obedient. For some of us the reason why the promise or blessing is delayed is not because God can’t do it but because he is waiting on us to obey the instructions he has given us. In v9 of this chapter, God gave Abram instructions and in v10 it says and Abram obeyed the Lord.
Then the Lord told him, “Bring me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a dove, and a young pigeon.” Abram obeyed the Lord….. (Genesis 15:9-10a CEVUS06)
Further down the chapter we see what is obedience earned him. God revealed things to come to him even until four generations and God also made a covenant with him.
Friends what is God asking of us, it’s time to be obedient and do as he requires so we don’t miss out on the best that he has in store for us. I believe strongly that if God has asked us to do something, He always supplies the grace to do it. God doesn’t expect us to do it alone, that’s why he gave us His Holy spirit to help. Ask for help today.
Dear Lord we thank you once more for today. You are a good and kind God and we praise your Holy name. Today we ask for the HolySpirit help to trust and believe you more. For as many of us that are feeling shaky, I ask oh Lord that you will reassure us of your promises. Holyspirit we also ask for the grace to obey. Thank you Lord, we worship you for you are a great God, you are the same yesterday today and forever. In Jesus Name. Amen
Thanks for joining today.
Have a blessed Sunday and remember it’s not over until God says it’s over! Keep fighting until your victory is won 🙂
***With God all things are possible***