Genesis 17:6-8 NLT, “‘I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings will be among them! “I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you. And I will give the entire land of Canaan, where you now live as a foreigner, to you and your descendants. It will be their possession forever, and I will be their God.”’
god sees us in his perfect will
'God Almighty,' I have heard prayers beginning with this title but do we really consider what it entails?
Abram is 99 years old. Even today, with all our technological advancements, only a small percentage of people live to be this age. Back then, 99 was considered old age particularly concerning the ability to father children. Despite the impossible God is making some phenomenal promises:
What does God Almighty do?
*Makes you fruitful
*Gives you many generations of descendants
*Gives you descendants that will be highly influential and help change the world
*Makes covenant with you in every generation until the end of the world
*Gives you an eternal title deed to a territory that will last until the end of the world
*Becomes your inheritance, the one bequeathing your heritage and birthright until the end of the world
*Becomes the one and only God to you and your descendants forever
Abraham was reeling. Think of the time, concentration, strategizing, effort, problem solving, and energy he and Sarai had invested to produce Ishmael. How much more simple and synergizing it would be to follow God’s instructions and reap the unthinkable! There was no man made plan that could bring all of this to pass.
When God Almighty steps in, He shakes the surface and investigates the underlying cause of the darkness and the chaos. Then He exposes the defects, illuminates understanding, and creates order. Once order is reestablished, His plans are at liberty to move forward. This is what God is did with Abraham. All those years He shook below the surface of Abraham’s heart and character all the while investigating the underlying causes of his flaws. When his weaknesses were exposed, God’s grace shed light and empowerment to rectify those flaws and create order in Abraham’s life. Now, both God and Abraham are ready to move forward. The main reason for Abraham’s existence was about to become reality.
What do you need in your life that is unthinkable? Unbelievable? What's beyond all human effort and strategizing? Who can take what is dark and chaotic and make it perfect and good? James 1:17 NLT, “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow." Luke 1:37 tells us that nothing is impossible with God. God did it in Genesis 1 when He created the heavens and the earth. God did it when He fulfilled His promise to Abraham. And God will do it today for you.
Father, I recognized You not just as my Father, but as God Almighty. Only You can do the unthinkable, the impossible. In fact, the scriptures tells me that nothing is impossible with You (Luke 1:37). I give You permission to investigate the underlying causes of the areas that are dark and chaotic in my life. Expose my weaknesses and give me Your grace to rectify those areas and empower me to overcome. I want to move forward with You to fulfill my destiny. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
I give God permission to shed His light on my heart and character.
I give God permission to rectify what is wrong in my life.
I praise God for intervening and creating light and order in my life.
Continually thank God throughout the day for creating order and straightening out your life.
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