Just One Thing

Genesis 15:1-6

“1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.  2And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?  3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.”

God came to Abram in a vision and said “I am your shield your exceedingly great reward”.  God is saying to Abram, I am your gift.  He said I’m going to give you me.

You need to understand that what seems like a great gift to us as we read this text, in all reality, to Abram is extremely frustrating.  He was called at the age of 75 to go with God.  Back in chapter 12, God promises to bless Him with a nation and to make him a blessing.  Now in chapter 15, more than a decade later, Abram is still waiting on God’s promises to come to fruition.

So God comes to Abram because Abram is falling for the same tricks so many Christians are falling for today.  He’s locked in his experiences, circumstances, and his surroundings, and his mentality becomes “give me ONE baby”. God’s saying no, it’s a lot bigger than that.

How many conferences, how many services, how many camps have you been to.  If your not careful you can developed an attitude.  Moses has heard it all and wants something to change and so now he has resolved himself to just hang on for ONE kid.  Have you determined that because nothing has happened to this point you will simply hope for just one thing.

God has more in store for you.  Trust in the promises of God.

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