Good day friends! I pray your week and weekend went well!
I love the topic for today because it is the setting for miracles to happen. Let’s top up our coffees and dig in…
Readings for Sunday, July 21: 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 18:1-14; Psalm 27; Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42
Is anything too hard for the Lord? Genesis 18:14a
Is there anything in your life that just seems out of reach; simply impossible? Whatever it is, give it to the Lord, especially if you believe it is something he has placed on your heart. Seek him. Entrust him with it and watch miracles happen. Just like Abraham and Sarah, who trusted in God’s promise that they would have descendants as numerous as the grains of sand even though they were old, old, old, we too can trust him to fulfill his promises. Hold him to it and be prepared to see miracles, despite any feelings to laugh it away like Sarah did. Nothing’s too hard for the Lord!
It doesn’t mean that it will happen right away. You may have to wait. Sarah and Abraham had to wait. In fact, because they got tired of waiting, they even tried to take things into their own hands with their servant girl, but that was not God’s plan. How many times do we do that; take things into our own hands? I know I am tempted often and many times give in. (Oh woe is me!) It takes patience to wait. It takes trust to wait.
May I encourage you to wait patiently, trusting that God, who loves you so much that he died for you to pay the penalty that your sins deserve in order for you to spend eternity with him, is fulfilling his plans for you and it pleases him to do so. Then, as you wait for his miraculous answers, continue to seek him, rejoice in him, and proclaim his goodness, just as David proclaimed, “I will sing and make music to the Lord… Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:6b, 14)
Prayer: Dear Lord, I know nothing is impossible for you. Today I lay before you (state desire/need here) and ask for patience as I wait for your answer according to your will. All praise and glory to you, Lord, for caring for me and working all things, even those that seem impossible to me, for my good. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN!