Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- May 19, 2011
“Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, ‘Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?’” Genesis 17:17
Sometimes God’s will is not logical or doesn’t even seem possible. Abraham certainly struggled with the idea of being a parent as a centenarian and of his wife conceiving at ninety years of age. It wasn’t possible; it didn’t make sense. Yet in reality all things are possible with God, and this was one of them.
The Lord made a promise that was out of the ordinary. He wanted to mark this occasion with an indelible stamp of being a “God thing.” Abraham tried to give God a way around this miraculous method by offering Him another plan. However, God was not interested in another plan. He was interested in setting the stage for a blessing that would validate His sovereignty and that would take the faith of Abraham, Sarah and an entire nation to a whole new level. God wants us and He wants us to take Him at His word.
Why is it hard to take God at His word? Why do we struggle with believing in something that is not logical or that takes us out of our comfort zone? One reason we struggle is because of our perception of God. We make Him so small. We bring Him down to our level rather than allowing Him to pull us up to His level! This is man-centered thinking; instead, let’s allow God to be God.
Faith allows us to travel places with God that we would never experience otherwise. Wouldn’t you rather be in the middle of a lake in a storm with Jesus, than on the calm shore around a warm fire without Him? This is where faith trumps logic. We trust Him when it doesn’t make sense; we follow Him when we are not sure of the destination.
We believe Him when others think we are strange, too religious or even fanatical. Let your Savior stretch your faith, and trust Him with the opportunity in front of you. Has your laughter turned to trust in God and awe of His accomplishments?
The Bible says, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad” (John 8:46, NASB).
What impossibility am I facing that, with trust in God, becomes possible?
Taken From: Reading #15 in the new eBook, Wisdom for Graduates
Additional Resource: eBooks, Wisdom For Mothers and Wisdom for Graduates, click here to download your copy… http://bit.ly/jHlNX0 Kindle edition for both… http://amzn.to/lUaFRJ
Additional Resource: Learn about the new Kindle edition of Infusion… click here: http://amzn.to/dRobnw
Support Wisdom Hunters: Learn how you can help us reach other Wisdom Hunters with your monthly donation… click here: http://wisdomhunters.com/support-wh/
May 18, 2021
May 17, 2021
“Remind yourself to look for Jesus with eyes of faith, as He may be speaking through others in your life with their words of wisdom.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 17, 2021 That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. As they [...]
May 16, 2021
“Passing your test of integrity will prosper you with the true riches of your loving relationship with God and others.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 16, 2021 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that [...]