As many of you know I am reading and blogging through a new book that is soon to be released Called ‘Live Second: 365 Ways to making Jesus First’. Today’s topic is not officially my topic to post about but have to say I am really enjoying each days reading. I am trying to apply what I read in the book each day and write about how it goes in my Journal. Some of the days I will put here on my blog. My officially assigned days to blog are not until December 13-16th.
Today’s Topic was titled “Childless” The passage of scripture used is:
After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
In this story God had told Abram that he and his wife Sarai would have a son who would be his heir but because of Abrams age he had a hard time trusting in God that he would do what he said he would do and became impatient. Abram finally confronted God and reminded him of the promise he had made but unfortunately if you read the rest of the story you will see that Abram eventually takes matters into his own hands and fathers a child with his wife’s servant Hagar. Had Abram actually waited on God a little longer he would have seen that God was going to give him the son he had promised with his own wife Sarai.
When I first read this story I wondered to myself “what was wrong with this man?’ but Abram is not so much different than I am. When God does not answer my prayers right away I start to get impatient and I sometimes start second guessing what He has told me or if things do not happen fast enough and I sometimes start to think maybe I heard Him wrong so I start trying to take matters into my own hands.
God wants us to come to him with our needs talk to him about them. He does not want us to keep them to ourselves. We should talk to him it should not be that hard to go to him and say, “hey God this is how I feel…” Sometimes I just won’t talk to Him because I assume He is so busy or what I want is just to much to ask for. Sometimes I get impatient like Abram did because I have waited a long so I give up and think that God has forgotten me or it was not in his plan to answer my prayer so I just assume his answer is no.
I wrote about this same subject a week ago in another blog post about a miracle I had with my eye, if you want to read that post you can read it by clicking here–> My Miracle. That whole ordeal was something I waited almost 2 years for an answer to and I had kinda given up on God healing me. What I did not realize was, that I had stopped asking him for healing. I think in my mind I thought he was not going to give that to me so I had just quit asking for healing and was settling for peace instead.
Once I opened my mouth and talked with God openly and directly telling him what it was that I wanted He gave it to me. I am not saying that He will give us everything we want but what I do mean is if it is in line with his will, it will happen, but we have to be patient and Believe He can and will do it. In the case of my eye, I was healed from what caused my blindness. I do still have a tiny blind spot in that eye but the cause of the blindness is finally healed. I feel as if that is what God was waiting on. I think He was teaching me to be patient and to put complete trust in Him and once I learned that He gave me healing.
How will I live more second today? I will try to stop second guessing God’s plan in my life and start talking more to Him about what is on my mind. Then I will believe and trust that he is God and know that with Him all things are possible.
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