Friday, December 11, 2009

God will provide

"My son, God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering." (Genesis 22: 8)

God provides all the resources we need to please Him.

"Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, let it become for us the bread of life."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Is this problem a test?

"It happened sometime later that God put Abraham to the test." (Genesis 22: 1)

"God said, 'Take your son, your only son, your beloved Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, where you are to offer him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I shall point out to you." (Genesis 22: 2)

What would you do if you know for certainty that your present financial, health, job problem is a test from God? If I know with absolute certainty that my critical problem is a test from God, I will predict victory. I will ask God again and again to give me the patience, courage and perseverance to overcome. When we commit ourselves to do God's will come what may and suffer the events in our lives which we cannot change, we can then be certain that God has a finger in whatever unpleasant event we may encounter.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Diamonds in the backyard

"Then God opened Haga's eye and she saw a well, so she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink." (Genesis 21 : 19)

Haga was in distress over her son's terrible thirst. She cried. Her son cried. The cry was a prayer. And God heard the cry. Then the miracle happened. Suddenly Haga was aware of a source of cold water nearby. She gave the boy some drink.

Lord, are there diamonds in my back yard that I am failing to see? Open my eyes to see your precious provisions close to me.