Today’s Key Scripture
“Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, ‘To your descendants, I will give this land.’”
— Genesis 12:7
For Abraham to leave his homeland, heading for “a land that I will show you” is one thing, but while Abraham spent time in fellowship with God, an especially intriguing promise was added, “To your descendants.”
The problem, when that promise was given, was that Abraham and his wife were childless. One especially fascinating fact is that even though Abraham didn’t see the fulfillment of an heir of promise, Isaac, for a quarter of a century after the promise was given, there is no record that he doubted even once that God would not be true to the word he had received while in prayer and fellowship.
When God eventually fulfilled His promise, Isaac was born when Sara was 90 years old and Abraham was 100!
How many times have you prayed and asked God for something, even feeling in your heart that God was saying yes, and yet because it did not happen quickly you began to doubt God?
God doesn’t work according to human timetables, nor does He ever forget.
Determine in your heart to be patient like Abraham, waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promises in your life. The glory of God and His marvelous presence will continue to expand within you as you remain faithfully in fellowship with Him.
A Prayer for Today
Thank You, dear heavenly Father, for caring about the desires of my heart. I’m so grateful that You are working on my behalf, even when I don’t see what is taking place spiritually. As I spend intimate time with You, I ask You to grow my passion for spending even more time with You. Help me cherish these times with You, no matter what is going on in my life. Help me stay where You want me to be and depend upon Your promises. I want to be more like You. Thank You for promising that if I draw near to You, You will draw near to me. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.