Genesis 18:14 Nothing Too Difficult For God

Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son. Genesis 18:14

Being able to accomplish whatever one desires is the hope of many people. Despite all of the desire, often people run into challenges that they are not able to overcome. Many find that there are some things that are too difficult for them to accomplish.

Doubt fills the minds of many people when they watch someone start to attempt to solve an impossible task. When someone is able to complete a near impossible task, others stand amazed and wonder how he did it.

God appeared to Abram and told him that in a year he would have a son, though he and Sarah were very old. Sarah laughed at hearing this. God asked if anything is too hard for Him.

Mankind has a very limited view of life and the abilities in the spiritual realm. He is limited by time and space. All that one can see is straight ahead and what is physically visible.

Having this limited vision, people cannot see the numerous possibilities that God can see and do. As a result of this, many doubt God’s word to them. They see the task in front of them as impossible and struggle with believing that God can overcome the challenges.

God is The God who created everything. If He can create the universe out of nothing, He has the power and authority to do anything that is needed to be done. No task is too difficult for Him. He can override science and the thinking of man to accomplish His will.

Instead of laughing and doubting God’s ability, every believer must believe God’s word and know that God will be able to do what He says He will do.

God may have laid a task before you that appears to be impossible. Or you may have a struggle in front of you that you do not know how to overcome.

Turn your eyes off of what appears to be impossible and put them on God, the God of impossibilities. Instead of laughing at and doubting God, trust Him and believe that He will make a way.

If Jesus could raise from the dead, anything you are going through will be easy. Nothing is too hard for God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God has a plan for your life; that you will trust God to work through difficult things; that God can accomplish the impossible; and that God will fulfill every promise to you as you trust in Him.

Genesis 17:1 Walk Faithfully And Blamelessly

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1

Every person on this earth is walking through life in some sort of fashion or other. The world tells people that they can walk however they want, as long as it does not harm anyone else or the earth.

Walking in this way leaves no real standards and only brings out chaos and confusion. The rules on what is good and acceptable change on a regular basis and has a result in frustration and death.

God appears to Abram and tells him who He is and then tells him to walk faithfully and be blameless.

Most people do not like to have a lot of rules and regulations to guide them in how to live or what they can or cannot do. The more rules there are, the more difficult and confusing it is on how to abide by them.

Often people believe that God has hundreds of rules that one must live by in order to be a believer. This is often a result of a church implementing those rules. However, God has a very simple set of rules: walk faithfully and be blameless.

Walking faithfully is walking in way that God knows that one will do what He asks of him without question or hesitation. This is moment by moment walking in God’s will, doing exactly as He asks at that moment.

Being blameless is one refusing to do anything sinful. It is resisting the devil and temptations and fleeing from all sin. Every sin made is done by choice, nothing can force a person to sin.

Living in this way should be the believer’s goal. This is what God calls him to do. You are given choices everyday as to how you will act, speak or think. You can choose to live as the world does, unfaithful to God and full of blame. Or you can choose to walk faithfully before God and being blameless.

Jesus paid the price for your sins so that you could live a blameless life and walk faithfully with God. Do not tread on what Jesus did and waste His death for you.

Choose to walk faithfully in God’s ways, obeying everything He commands of you. Choose to flee sin and be blameless and holy as He is holy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will walk faithfully in all of God’s commands to you; that God will strengthen you to walk blameless and free from sin; and that you will hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance as to how you should live and walk before God.

Genesis 15:1 Your Shield And Reward

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1

People are constantly looking for protection and rewards. Out of fear many will purchase guns and security systems to protect themselves and their homes. Then, in order to pay for everything and be able to have their own desires, they will purchase lottery tickets to attempt to get a great reward.

Despite all the protection, very few feel very safe and no matter how much money they have, it is never enough.

Right after saving Lot from some enemies, God comes to Abram and tells him not to be afraid. God would be his shield and reward.

Fear is one thing that is very rampant among people all over the world. Many fear a lot of the same things, while at the same time fearing very different things. Most of the fear is from the unknown that is ahead of them.

Since people fear so much, they want to have more reward to be able to combat or coverup their fears. If enough money is made, they can party, causing them to forget the fears. They can also purchase what is believed to be good protection against the enemy or what can go wrong.

While a lot of this works in the short term, it is only temporary and will eventually fail.

The believer is to not be afraid, because He is trusting in God, who is in control and is eternal. God will never allow anything to harm a person in a way that will damage him eternally, unless the person stops trusting God and turns to the world. As the believer trusts in God, he will inherit eternal life, a greater reward than ever be earned or given on this earth.

Let go of your fears of the unknown that may be in front of you. Put all of your focus upon trusting God with your whole life.

God is there for you, loves you and will protect you from any eternal harm. You may physically hurt in this life, but in the end, you will have a perfect body and live for eternity with no pain or harm as you trust Jesus for your salvation, protection and reward.

What greater reward and protection can you get than this?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will choose to not be afraid, but to trust God; that you will know the reward you have in Jesus; and that you will know God will protect you from any eternal harm.

Genesis 14:16 Take Back What The Enemy Stole

He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people. Genesis 14:16

Throughout history there have been many times when an enemy has gone into an area and stolen goods, people, even cities and land from someone else. Sometimes these can be just an individual taking from another individual, while other times it is nation taking from nation.

When this occurs, sometimes there are others who go in and take back what was stolen. Most often this is done by police forces, but it can be done by individuals also.

The king of Sodom had gone in a captured Lot, all of his people and took his possessions. Abram went and took back everything that was taken.

While Abram was dealing with physical stealing and taking back, there is a theft going on all over the world that is not always physical. There is a spiritual theft going on in the lives of many people, including believers.

Satan and the world want to take from people what God is giving them. God created this earth and everyone and everything on it to bring life and joy. Sin entered to destroy everything and take it away.

The ways of the world creep into the lives of people and steal what God has placed there. Joy is often turned into sorrow. Love is turned into hatred. Peace is changed to chaos. Forgiveness is turned into vengeance. Knowing the truth has become denying the truth.

Instead of allowing the enemy to keep those things, every believer must go into the enemy’s camp and take back what was stolen from himself and from others. He must stand upon God’s word that God has given these things and much more. Jesus came to give life, not death.

What has the enemy taken from your life that God has given you? These things could have been taken due to circumstances and hardships in your life causing you to look away from God and His gifts to the troubles.

Jesus won victory over death and sin and wants you to have that same victory. The enemy has no rights to you or your possessions, unless you give him the right. Go in with the power and strength of God’s Holy Spirit and recover what was stolen. Take it back, not only for yourself, but for others also. Take what God has given you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has given you; that God will strengthen you to take back all that the enemy has stolen; and that God will strengthen and protect you from the theft of the enemy.

Genesis 13:18 Build An Altar To The Lord

So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord. Genesis 13:18

People love to build up places to honor and lift others up. Some will have whole rooms dedicated to some celebrity, filled with pictures and things of that celebrity. Web pages are made by fans that are dedicated to worshipping a celebrity.

Having things like this shows where a person’s heart is. It reveals to everyone else what that person really worships and desires and puts first or highest priority in his life.

Abram had begun to live in the area of Mamre. One of the first things he did was build an altar to God.

The altars of the Bible were in place for sacrifices, offerings and to hear from God. They were a testimony of what God had done and brought people to focus upon God.

While focus upon the Lord should be the first priority of every believer, it is often not the case. Being tempted by the things of the world, many put other things first. Not always are these things bad, such as family, work, health, but they do take the place of God on His throne.

In order to combat this type of action or attitude, the believer should build an altar to the Lord first. This altar does not have to be a physical one, though it could be, but one in his heart.

The altar for the believer is putting God first in his life in such a way that others can see it. It is a place of going to God for forgiveness, guidance, mercy, provision and anything else needed. It is also the place to lay down sacrifices and sin before God.

Going through your days, do you have an altar to God in your life? You need times when you can go to God for forgiveness, or to offer sacrifices of praise and repentance, or to seek His wisdom and direction.

Do not allow altars to the things of this world to be built up in your life.

Although you could build a physical altar to God, it cannot always be with you or you with it. Build an altar to God in your heart. Make your heart a place that seeks to worship and honor God in all that you think, say and do.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will have an altar to the Lord in your heart; that you will place the focus of your life upon God and His desires; and that the world may know you serve God with all of your life.