Father Abraham had many sons. Many sons had Father Abraham. I am one of them and so are you. So let’s all praise the Lord…Right arm, left arm…Cedarmont Kids
Does this song ring a bell? Were you singing along as you read the lyrics? Lol! Hopefully, if you went to Vacation Bible School (VBS) as a child, you have good memories of your experience there.
This particular song came to mind as I was meditating on this month’s focus scripture. The song was based on a promise of God that is still being fulfilled today, as many people are still being born and Father Abraham is still having sons.
“Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.”
~ROMANS 4:19, NLT
This one verse is full of several lessons we can glean from Father Abraham, as it relates to waiting on God’s promise. I want to highlight just 3 for you to ponder on this month.
1. He never wavered in believing God’s promise.
The Lord first made this promise of Abraham (Abram at the time) becoming a great nation when he was 75 years old (Genesis 12:2). He also told Abram that He would give the land of Canaan to Abraham’s descendants (Genesis 12:7). About 10 years later (Genesis 16:3), God then promised Abram that he would have a son of his own to be his heir (Genesis 15:4). Fast forward a few chapters and 25 years later, in the midst of his failed attempt to help God out along with a wife who laughed at God and set her own husband up with her maidservant, the promised son was born (Genesis 21:2).
2. His faith grew stronger.
As a result of his season of waiting on the promise of God, not only did Abraham not waver in believing God’s promise, despite no evidence of its manifestation, Abraham’s faith grew stronger. This reminds me that for those who wait patiently for the Lord, God will strengthen their heart (Psalm 27:14) and He will renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31).
3. He brought glory to God.
As you meditate on this scripture throughout this month, consider the thing(s) you are waiting on God to do. Ask yourself these questions:
- Is what I am waiting for/on His promise or just something I desire/want?
- If it is a promise from God that I am waiting for/on, in what ways may I be wavering in believing His promise to me?
- If it is something I just desire/want, but not necessarily something God promised me, how can I pray to reshift my mind and heart to move in alignment with His promises and will?
- How or in what ways is my faith growing stronger as a result of having to wait?
- How am I bringing glory to God as I am waiting?
Be sure to share in the comments below or email me directly at email@example.com to let me know your thoughts and how you are choosing to wait!
Then the Lord God made a womanGenesis 2:22, NLT
Scripture references: The Holy Bible (NLT)
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