God’s word to you today is to step away, step back and allow God to fulfil the plans that he knows he has for you. His promises are always yes in Jesus.
Sarai was a beautiful woman. She was married to an influential man. Abram had migrated with his family and company many miles across arid desert regions and had taken up residence in a new land. Before leaving, God, who he had not before known, appeared to him and gave him a promise that he would be the father of nations. He was confused at this promise since his lovely wife, Sarai, was unable to have children. Yet Abram believed the Lord God Almighty who had revealed himself to him.
Many years later, well past the age of childbearing, God sent angels to Abram, now called Abraham, to reaffirm his promise. When Sarai, now called Sarah, heard the angels, she laughed because she knew how impossible it would be for her to have a baby. But her husband continued to believe in God’s promise. Abraham was the father of faith.
More time passed. Abraham and his lovely wife were now very old. Desperate to realise God’s promise, Sarah made a plan. She suggested Abraham sleep with her maidservant to produce offspring for her (a custom common at that time). Abraham was convinced. And so, Ishmael was born. By their own plan, they filled God’s promise, or so they thought. But God is always true to his word. Abraham was nearly100-years old when Sarah gave birth to the promised child. They named him Isaac, which means laughter because they were delighted by God’s humour to grant them a child at such an age.
We know the story well, how Isaac was the father of the Jewish nation of which Jesus, the Messiah, was born. God’s plan was not only for Abraham to be blessed and realise God’s promises, but for you and me, today in the 21st century, to realise the promise of God to bless the world through the offspring of Abraham.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done.Matthew 6:10
Whose plan will you follow? God has made his will clear to you. You know that he has great plans for you – plans for peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. And yet, as I do and Abraham did, you have made your own plans to fulfil God’s promises. God’s word to you today is to step away, step back and allow God to fulfil the plans that he knows he has for you. His promises are always yes in Jesus.
God-tracking is following God’s plans, not your own.
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