God fulfilled an impossible promise to Abraham; even up in age and beyond child bearing age, Sarah gave birth to Abraham’s son named Isaac. In studying the character of Abraham, we notice that he was a disciplined person who constantly asked God for direction. He then consistently followed through and others began to see that God was with him in everything he did.
Even when told to sacrifice his son Isaac, He followed through with God’s directions and put total trust in Him. Then, Abraham was rewarded for offering what he loved most, his son to God. What God really wants from us is that our strongest desire is to listen and follow His direction. Then, God gives us all that we need and will bless us beyond our wildest dreams.
When Abraham’s wife Sarah died, he needed a place to bury her. He wanted to pay for the burial site for Sarah rather than receive it as a gift. This aroused a response of respect and shows us a humble independence that any leader should imitate.
As Abraham got up in age, he gave instructions to one of his helpers to find a wife for Isaac. The helper prayed for success and had faith that God would make his mission a success. He prayed that certain things would happen and when he found Rebekah as a wife for Isaac, he was confident that the will of God had been carried out.
Like Abraham’s helper who found a wife for Isaac, we can prayer for success and ask for a sign from God to help us know that we are receiving His guidance and that we can immediately put it into practice for a successful day. Over the next few weeks, that’s what we plan on doing.
The mission of this blog is to bring out ways to apply His Word in our life at work, at home, and within our neighborhoods. The below questions for reflection for the upcoming study are laid out below to help bring out some thoughts and ideas over the next two weeks.
What impossible promise does God fulfill? What provision does God make for Hagar and Ishmael when sent away? Why do you think, does Abimelech believe that God is with Abraham – because of Abraham’s conduct or God’s faithfulness?
What makes this test extremely difficult? What does God really want from you? How does He typically treat your treasures when you are willing to offer them to Him?
How must Abraham have behaved to arouse this response from strangers? What here should we imitate? What is the difference between humility and “inferiority complex”?
What does the servant believe about God in order to make the kind of prayer he makes? How does he show his faith by his subsequent actions? How does he know the will of God?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast