Today’s Tasting: Genesis 16-18
Sarai was not able to bear any children for Abram so she sent him to lay with their maidservant Hagar. After Hagar became pregnant, Sarai became angry and chased her away but the Lord sent an angel to Hagar to send her back to Abram’s camp to deliver his son, Ishmael.
God made a covenant with Abram and promised to multiply his descendants exceedingly. He also changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means father of many nations. God introduced circumcision—He requested that every male child eight days old be circumcised as an everlasting sign of His covenant with Abraham. God also changed Sarai’s name to Sarah and promised to bless her and give her a son, who was to be called Isaac. Abraham laughed at God’s promise. He thought he was too old. Sarah laughed too and then denied that she had laughed.
Today’s Nourishment: Many times we hear the Lord’s voice telling us “not now” and we move anyway. We need to understand God’s timing is perfect. He knows what is best for us even when we think otherwise.
Our impatience with God’s timing in our lives sometimes results in situations where we’re much worse off than before. Our decisions can result in bad relationships, put our lives in danger, or even cause us to lose everything, because we choose not to wait on the Lord.
It seems that everyone I know has moments in life when we try to make things happen on our own. That is when we need to pray for the ability to wait on the Lord. Waiting on the Lord and following His will can bring such complete joy to our lives!
Who do you lean on in your life? Whom do you trust? Pray today for the Lord to place His hand on you and your life situations. Be still to hear what He wants you to do. Wait and listen for His instructions and leading and step in the direction He leads.
In what area of your life do you need to let go and trust God? In what area of your life do you need the patience to wait on the Lord’s response and direction?
Tomorrow’s Delight: Genesis 19-21