A new encounter leads to a renewed relationship…

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The Abrahamic journey Pt5

Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

The Lord knew Abram’s anxieties, the reason The Lord addressed him in this manner. I suppose Abram’s confidence was running low.

One thing I appreciate, its The Lord who initiates relationship. This story teaches me about worship on another level as God seems to woo Abram to believing all the possibilities that his own seed would inherit all the blessing bestowed upon him & inherit the land.

Gen 15:4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”

Gen 15:5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”

Gen 15:6 And he believed in the LORD , and He accounted it to him for righteousness.

Abram’s confidence was very much based on the knowledge of the character of God.
What defines a person as we know, simply is there character as we could never see the face of God but we can know him by the consistency of his character.

In conclusion

Abram says “how would I know this thing will happen” So The Lord makes a covenant through sacrificing animals to seal the agreement. Afterward Abram experiences a dream of his descendants the vision capturing his imagination only to remember God is faithful in things present & thing to come…
if The Lord doesn’t initiates, not just relationships but our desires we simply need to wait….

“Life’s Journey Learning”

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4 Responses

  1. Oh yes, the W word that we so don’t like to hear – wait.
    Great post PJ!

    • It’s the hardest thing to learn the “W” word… It took Abraham 41year to reach that level of faith or trust with God which is about my age but unfortunately I’m still 20 year behind him…lol
      But your right, not the most love “Word”

  2. God more times than not initiated the connect and the hunger and need grew sharply, and i had to seek Him out, that i might eat from His table while He allowed wisdom and understand to feed my heart and spirit…then as I was weak, I was made refreshed, and even though my bones seemed feeble they became strong, and i rose from the hospital bed renewed by His grace…(Dec, 22, 2013). And early the next morning as I read His word, my strength became great and my words precise, and I praised in with psalms and thanksgiving…for He is my One true love…who has never forsaken me. Patience with faith becomes a foundation that no one can destroy! Your words are inspring!

    • Wendell thanks for sharing your experience, I bow humble before The Lord to remember how much I need him, as you said patients and faith lead to your recovery & rejoicing, I also share you joy.

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