Just Like a Dad!–Genesis 17 part 2

We simply cannot help ourselves. Dad’s love their kids. That love causes dad’s to deviate from the easy plan–constantly. God had intended for Abram to build Israel’s lineage through his son Isaac.  But the happy couple decided to help God out and along came Hagar and Ishmael.  Now as God was moving ahead with his plan…Abraham(formerly Abram) asks his Father and Lord to bless Ishmael as well.  God, like any father looks into the loving eyes of his son and says with a firm and disciplinary tone…”OK, you win, I will bless your son Ishmael as well.”

God adjusts our journey because he truly loves us as a father does his kids.  He uses our mistakes to grow and mature us.  He takes the broken and odd parts we create with our choices an still builds a life of beauty and a legacy of love.  Make no mistake, our choices bear consequences.  Our sin has cost.  But, our God LOVES us–and will do amazing things to give us a full and meaningful, abundant life.  Further, he will honor our heartfelt prayer.  That is why we can never quit praying; we can never give up.

Trust in the Lord and see him for the Loving Father that he is!!!

God Bless You

God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”

17 Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” 18 And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!”

19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac.[d] I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. 21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” 22 When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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