Yesterday, on the 16th day of March 2014, my daddy preached at his church…. Now this would mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING if my father was a preacher with a divine calling on his life, but wait, he isn’t and doesn’t…. He is a retired Supplier Diversity Manager for a very large healthcare provider!! Anywho, before my daddy got up to the pulpit, I prayed that Lionel would decrease, and that The Holy Spirit would increase, and that his message would reach the audience where they are, and his words would manifest and be prevalent in our daily lives….. And I must say, I was pretty impressed with the message how it spoke to me directly!!
My dad’s message came from Genesis 17. The key verses are Genesis 17:15-17 and they read: God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”Abraham fell face down; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”
In our natural mind, we could not imagine a man 100 years old impregnating a woman age 90. Nor do we even want to think that our elders at this age are even sexually active…. GROSS…. Anyways, a little background, Abraham was a man of great faith. I guess in layman’s terms, when God said move…. Abraham jumped!! Point blank, he trusted God and he knew that God would provide his every need according to his will!!
Now, how many of us are Abraham minded? When the Lord puts it on our heart to move, how many times to we sit still and say “nall God, you cant be serious”…. Well this was the same reaction that Abraham had when The Lord spoke and proclaimed that Abraham would have a son at age 100…. Abraham straight up LAUGHED…. Now, God is not Kevin Hart, a man that LOVES being laughed at, because he is a comedian. The promises of God are straight up the truth, and no reason to laugh!!! But Abraham LAUGHED…. YET Abraham STILL had FAITH!!!
In our daily lives, we have to trust the word of God! We have to move when God says move, and when he says jump, we need to ask HOW HIGH?!? God always has a master plan that will enhance our lives more than we will ever know…. First Timothy 4:4 says “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving”. When we can thank God for EACH AND EVERY thing that happens in our lives, regardless if we think it is good or not, the final product of the situation will be greater and grander than we could ever imagine. But we MUST trust GOD!!!
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t always trust God as I should…. I don’t always move when he says move!!! But as I grow in Christ, I know that I will mature in him and will be able to honor his will and his ways in EVERYTHING that I do! I can see how God is moving in my life from day to day and I know that my future days are better than my latter days!!! And just the thought of BETTER DAYS is exciting!!!