13th May 2022
Grace for you today!
Walking in Glory!
“Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.” Genesis 16:16
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1 NKJV
The above two verses are next to each other . Yet, what is interesting to note is that, between these two verses 13 years had passed by .
Abram had opted for Plan B which was designed by Sarai to bring forth a child through Hagar, the maid. They shelved or put aside God’s very best for them that resulted in 13 wasted years.
But, God who is always good, waited patiently for 13 years to be gracious unto them (“_Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him_.” Isaiah 30:18 ).
God allowed 13 years to this chosen couple to come to their wits end. The end of human strength is the beginning of God’s power – The Power of Resurrection! He revived their infertile state, restored their youthfulness and blessed them with Isaac , the promised seed.
My beloved , have you yielded to pressure and put aside God’s very best for your life? Did you choose something that seemed attractive & glittered like gold , only to be disappointed & cheated at the end just like Lot? Have you given up the best and settled for a mediocre life in your anxiety & impatience ?
My friend ! *God hasn’t forgotten you. He has neither shelved nor put you aside. Jesus is alive & His Power of Resurrection is still at work! That same Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead shall revive you today and restore you more than what you have lost. Yes, God will restore you all the wasted years. _Cheer up_ ! When your contemporaries are coming to their fag end ( retirement), God will begin your success story in an accelerated speed skipping processes through His righteousness ( “_For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, Because the Lord will make a short work upon the earth_.” – Romans 9:28). Hallelujah! Amen 🙏
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