Daily Devotional from The Way Bible Church for October 16th, 2019

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Wednesday, October 16

Genesis 15:5 (Amplified)
And the Lord brought Abram outside [his tent into the night] and said, “Look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to count them.” Then He said to him, “So [numerous] shall your descendants be.”

If you’re at all familiar with the account of Abraham, you know that he is more commonly referred to as ‘Father Abraham’. This was not the case throughout the majority of Abraham’s life. His biggest irritation in life was the fact that he was nearly 100 years old and still had no children of his own. He was very wealthy but had no one to leave all of his wealth and possessions to. This frustrating fact was the very opportunity that God needed to show Himself faithful to Abraham. The truth of the matter was that the entire time Abraham was waiting, God was postponing and preparing Him to not only be a father, but to be the patriarch of an entire nation. A nation that is still in existence to this day and that will go on throughout eternity. This race, that began with Abraham’s faithfulness, was to be the race through which Jesus would be born into the world. God took what Abraham saw as his greatest weakness or irritation and turned it into the very thing that Abraham is known for today. A 100 year old man with a barren 99 year old wife became the parents of what would become God’s chosen people. What part of your life frustrates you the most? Where are you the weakest or least productive? If you’ll submit those areas to God, He will turn them into a testimony of His goodness. Your greatest irritation is your greatest opportunity. Like Abraham, you must continue to faithfully follow the leading of the Lord. He is using every step to prepare and position you to become the steward of something great. Trust Him. His heart is for you and the amazing things He has in store for you will be well worth the wait. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

 

 

 

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