Then Laban and Bethuel replied, “The LORD has obviously brought you here, so there is nothing we can say.” GENESIS 24:50 I love this complete acceptance. No testing, or questioning, or arguing. Imagine how little stress there would be in our lives if we perceived life this way all the time; that there was a…

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Abraham named the place, Yahweh-Yireh (which means the Lord will provide). Genesis 22:14 This is the place where Abraham was tested to the extreme. I think we sometimes get to places (not, thankfully, as extreme as this), where we have to be willing to let go of something we truly love, not just to prove…

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The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised. Genesis 21:1 Sarah laughed in disbelief when she first heard God’s promise that she would become pregnant. She based her disbelief of what God could do on the limitations of what she was capable of. How many times have I doubted…

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“I am El Shaddai – ‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. I will make a covenant with you…” Genesis 17:1-2 There is no other way to serve God than with faith…”faith-fully”. To the world we may look like fools; we serve God without being able to see Him, and we strive…

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Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the Lord, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.” Genesis 16:13 Have you ever felt alone and invisible? Like your life did not matter to anyone else, and no one saw the pain you were in? Have you felt rejected?…

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And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis15:6 It was Abram’s faith, not his accomplishments or his wealth, or his popularity that caused the Lord to count him as righteous. Simply, faith.

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“Look as far as you can see in every direction-north and south, east and west. I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants as a permanent possession.” Genesis 13: 14-15 God’s gift of land to Abram was more than just real estate. With the land came…

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So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed, and Lot went with him. Genesis 12:4 No wonder God loved Abram. He told him to leave his native country, all his family and friends, his entire life…just pack up and leave to a land you’ve never seen, and he did. “So Abram departed…” no record of…

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At one time all of the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. Genesis 11:1 When we become baptized by the Holy Spirit we are given a new language, new words to speak, and then it does not matter what country we live in, or what nationality we are.…

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Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all the living creatures, for all the generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth.” Genesis 9:12-13 We are the generations to…

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