The shield of our faith rests in God

Today's Reading: Genesis 15 - 16:16; Ps. 5:1-7; Prov. 2:6-9; Matthew 6:19-34 "Do not fear, for I am a shield unto you" One of the greatest, and simple, truths is this: Our very own lives do not belong to us. Our life belongs to the Sovereign God who created all things. It is too Him … Continue reading The shield of our faith rests in God

Reassurance in times of trouble

Read and Meditate on Genesis 21:1-21. Focus on verses 8-14. Pray for God to guide you when faced with difficult decisions Our study in the life and character of Abraham brings us to understand the dynamic relationship between Ishmael and Isaac. What we understand is this: Ishmael was the first born of a slave woman Sarah … Continue reading Reassurance in times of trouble

Fulfilling His Promise

Read and meditate on Genesis 21:1-21  Pray and meditate on patience as we wait on the Lord to fulfill His promises Sarah laughed at the prospect of her ability to bear a child this late in life (see Genesis 17:17 and 18:12). However, at the appointed time, the Lord fulfilled his promise. Despite the ridicule … Continue reading Fulfilling His Promise

Return to our old life and ways

Return back to our old life and ways Read Genesis 20; 21:22-34 ~ Pray and Meditate for the lord to reveal those personal temptations. ~  Whether you are a new or seasoned Christian, we are prone to make decisions that may lead us back to our old habits and ways. Living out our faith is … Continue reading Return to our old life and ways

Questioning a Sovereign God

Questioning a Sovereign God Read Genesis 18:16 - 19:29  ~ Focusing on 18:22 - 26, ESV Last week, our study focused on Abraham and the visitation of three messengers. As we continue in our study of the life and person of Abraham, let us reflect on the nature of God's sovereignty. So the men turned … Continue reading Questioning a Sovereign God

A Divine Visit

A Divine Visit ~ Genesis 18: 1-15, ESV ~ Examining the life of Abraham helps us come to understand how we are inspired to trust in God. Through Abraham, we see a reflection of our own fears, anxieties, and doubts. Yet, it is through his persevering faith we find assurance and hope in our own … Continue reading A Divine Visit