Today’s reading is Genesis 15:1-17:27
Things that spoke to my heart:
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”
Do I feel as if God is my very great reward? Do I live my life like He is?
“You are the God who see me”
I am so thankful that God sees me…all of me..my hurts, my dreams, my passions, my desires, my areas that need refining, and the things that I have finally relinquished control of. He rejoices with me and He hears my cry. I love that about my God.
Abram and Sarai had trouble trusting God with His promises…not unlike me at times…so they decided to take matters in their own hands. Never a good idea. Sometimes I think that poor Hagar really got the short end of the stick with all this. I would love to know more about how she felt.
Abram became Abraham and Sarai became Sarah.
I love this part of the story…total name change to go with everything that God was establishing in your life…do you ever want to change your name?
“I am God Almighty: walk before me and be blameless”
Here is one of my favorite pictures from Christmas…right before I took this picture Ab said “There’s another gift?” He was amazed by the number of gifts he was receiving at Christmas.