As Promised

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Today's reading: Genesis 21:1-7

It's hard for me to imagine Abraham and Sarah having their first child when they were both so old! Yet God did exactly what He told Abraham and Sarah He would do.

The first seven verses of Genesis 21 deliver the strong message that God is faithful! Verse 1 spells it out clearly through these two phrases: "as he had said" and "as he had promised." Isaac's birth from this elderly couple is comforting and encouraging because it reinforces the past, present and future faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. Thank you, God!

Think back over the past few years. What's one example of how has God been faithful to you (answering prayers, fulfilling a God-given desire, guiding you to places you would have never imagined, etc.)? Why is it important to look back and remember what God has done and how He has moved on your behalf? Tami

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It is a good spiritual exercise to think of God's faithfulness, Tami!!

I am afraid that I take His faithfulness towards me for granted.
I am ever so thankfulness to God for my salvation. If it were dependent on me, I would be a very sad sinner. He is faithful to keep me!
God wants us to remember His faithfulness as we see Abraham is going to see how faithful God is in keeping His promise ( even when it seems impossible!).
The birth to elderly parent is one stretch,but to sacrifice the son that God had promised him! Yes, Abraham passed the test! As Abraham and his son Isaac were preparing to give a sacrifice to God, Abraham KNEW God would provide ( keeping His promise) see in Genesis 22:5 "... and come again to you."
Abraham's obedience and trust in God's faithfulness knowing God would provide like He had done in the past.
Remembering God's faithfulness encourages and fortifies our faith and trust in God's faithfulness that we will willingly trust and obey Him.

God is working in my life. He has kept me as His child during the many years when I on the fence in my walk with Jesus. As He has drawn me closer to Himself I have become more aware of all that He does for me each day in making me more like Jesus. Thank You, Father.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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