January 5, 2010

You are the God who sees me!

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.

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