Written about in the post Our
Priorities are Bible characters who are good examples to follow and those
that provide bad examples. Abraham was a man who took his relationship with God
serious and in turn was blessed. His grandson Esau on the other hand traded his
inheritance for a dish of stew. He only looked at what he wanted in the short
The lesson for us is to make decisions based on long term success rather
than short term desires and to follow God’s plan for our life; being a part of
His team. Today I have a video to give some motivation with A Pep Talk from Kid President to You.
He who walks with the
wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. – Proverbs 12:20
In the post Following Instructions for
a Successful Day, written about was how Abraham was concerned who his son
Isaac would marry so he sends someone to find the perfect mate for his son.
Abraham didn’t want him to marry someone where they currently lived because the
people didn’t know the One True God and worshiped idols.
The servant of Abraham shows his faith in God and prays for certain
things to happen as he finds a wife for his master’s son. He found Rebekah as a
wife for Isaac.
All parents hope their children choose the right mate. Prayer is so
important in raising children and it’s so important in anything we do. Here is
a video poem to inspire our prayers today: Blessings Throughout Each Hour.
Train a child in the
way they should go, and when they are old they will not turn from it. –
What God gives in a plan for life is a treasure and the more we surrender
to His plan, the more passion we have. In the post Listen and
Follow Directions, God would
eventually bless Abraham with more descendants than stars in the sky or sands
on all the beaches (v.17).
Here is a video I produced a while back about a person who settled in the
city in which I currently live. He set out to fulfill his dreams many years
ago; becoming a successful businessman in a new land. Eventually his family
would leave a tract of land to the city. Today that land is a city park and zoo
named in his honor. Enjoy this video: Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.
My child, eat honey,
for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste. In the same way,
wisdom is sweet to your soul, If you find it, you will have a bright future, and
your hopes will not be cut short. - Proverbs
Abraham was disciplined and constantly asked God for direction. He then
consistently followed through and others began to see that God was with him in
everything he did.
We can trust in God’s presence, direction, and care just like Abraham did
as written in the post God is with Abraham.
Because of the Cross, the Holy Spirit is with us today. The Cross was
God’s demonstration of His love for us. Here’s today’s inspirational video: Lead Me to the Cross – Hillsongs.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to
be my disciples. – John 15:7-8
Lessons can be learned from reading or through experiences of the past.
In yesterday’s post Taking on Issues in Life Head On, we pointed out in
reading Genesis 20 that Abimelech went right after a problem to solve it. He
confronted the issue, asked questions to understand, and took the necessary
steps to solve it.
During challenges in life, we can gain inspiration from remembering the
suffering of Christ on the cross and how this courageous act led to victory.
Here’s a video to inspire us today: Embrace the Cross- Steve Green.
I have been crucified
with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live
in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself
for me. - Galatians 2:20
As with the record of Lot being led to safety and away from the
destruction of Sodom, we can be assured that God will send angels to protect
us. He watches over us wherever we are and will lead us away from danger.
In the post Nothing is too Difficult for the Lord, we learn the lesson that all things are possible
for the Creator of all things. Sarah was up in age but the promise was made
that she would have a child. There is always hope when God is in the driver’s
seat and we are doing what is right.
The problem is that sometimes we do not follow His direction. As was the
case of those in Sodom who were not doing what was right in God’s eyes. Abraham
had a nephew named Lot that lived in Sodom and the Lord listens to Abraham’s
request as Abraham intercedes for Lot before God’s judgment falls upon the
Remember friends, faith gained on Sunday will pull us through on Monday
so we can step ahead into Tuesday. It’s hard to understand but God can pull us
through. Here’s a song about the fact that God is beyond description: Indescribable – Chris Tomlin.
Abraham wanted to be a father of blessed children and as written about in
the post Promises
Given, God was with
Abraham. He made a promise to Abraham
that He would be the father of many nations.
We can ask what it is that we want out of life and like Abraham, seek
God’s guidance; patiently waiting for our reward. God is with us and we can
lift our voice to Him in prayer to discuss our burdens and listen for the
promises He gives us.
Planning for this day In the Presence of theMaker of the
Heavens, here’s a video to inspire as we pray for our day and ask how to
respond to His promise: In
Your Presence – Jeremy Camp.
And this is the
promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life. - 1 John 2:25