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Can you wait?
January 9, 2019, 3:31 pm
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One of the toughest things in life is to wait on God. How many of you get impatience when you go through a drive-thru, get placed on hold when you call someone, or have to wait for your device to connect to a site? How different our world was 50 years ago. We didn’t have these high expectations and patiently waited. So is that the reason Sarai did what she did in Genesis 16? Were her expectations of God so high, that waiting for the promised son made her impatience as she tried to help God fulfill His promise. BTW, the reason God put Abram asleep in Genesis 15 was because God was taking full responsibility for keeping His promise to Abram and Sarai. Maybe like Eve, Sarai questioned whether God was good enough to keep His promise. So what about you and me? Does God need my help. Someone demonstrated the difference between religion and Christianity, or maybe our attempt and God’s action as this: Religion asks what do I need to do? Christianity answers what God has done! Religion puts me at the focal point but Christianity elevates God as the most important everything in universe and certainty, in my life. If I needed rescuing, would I want me to rescue me or God to do it? Which one can I trust to be able to save me and which one loves me the most? That’s who you trust! Maybe you need to honestly look at what your perspective is and what your core beliefs are. When you consider Genesis 16, remember that the woman involved would not be there if Abram hadn’t run to Egypt, and because he lacked faith, lied. How would the Middle East be different today? Your choices also have consequences. Who will you trust?

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