God Provides

 

You truly see
my every need
knowing how and when
to provide it

as You gave up
Your only son
and didn’t withhold Him
from us.

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You establish my provision.

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“When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, ‘Abraham! Abraham!’ “

” ‘ Here I am, ‘ he replied.”

” ‘Do not lay a hand on the boy,’ he said. ‘Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.’ “

“Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide.”

Genesis 22:9-14 NIV

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Image from The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp, page 55.
Title ‘God Provides’ from The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp, page 56.

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Laughter

 

Hard pressed
barren

seemingly running
out of time

yet we can joy
in Jesus

knowing His ways are
lovingkind.

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You establish the gift of laughter.

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“The LORD kept His word and did for Sarah exactly what He had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God said it would. And Abraham named their son Isaac. Eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham circumcised him as God had commanded. Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born.”

“And Sarah declared, ‘God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me. Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse a baby?  Yet I have given Abraham a son in his old age!’ “

Genesis 21:1-7

Image from The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp, page 47.

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Showing Kindness

source - morguefile.com

source – morguefile.com

Then he said, ‘ O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.’ ”  Genesis 24:12  NKJV

I love this servant’s heart.

Thank You, Lord, for Your incredible kindness to us as we seek to please You and obey.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Success
will look different

to each one of
us today

as we love You
and seek You

and desire
to obey.

God bless you with His incredible kindness today!

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If You Will Give It

source - thedailyspurgeon.com

source – thedailyspurgeon.com

“Then Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land;
and he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, ‘If you will give it, please hear me, I will give you money for the field; take it from me and I will bury my dead there.’ ”  Genesis 23:12-13  NKJV

If Ephron was willing to surrender it, Abraham was willing to pay.

Thank You, Lord, for paying the full price for me in advance.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Come now and give
yourselves to Me

with all you hold
and claim

for I have paid
a sacrificial price

upon the cross and in
the grave.

God bless you as you give Him all He’s paid for today!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas filled with His love and light!

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Testing

 

Rorschach test source - wikipedia

Rorschach test
source – wikipedia

“Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!”  And he said, ‘Here I am.’ ”  Genesis 22:1

Even if we aren’t in school, tests continue.

Thank You, Lord, for Your tests which help us learn and grow. And here’s a simple poem . . .

God tests
His children

and provides
for them too

the answers
in Jesus

Who always
comes through.

God bless you as He provides the answers today!

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Caught Scoffing

source - morguefile.com

source – morguefile.com

“And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.”  Genesis 21:8 NKJV
“And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, scoffing.”  Genesis 21:9 NKJV

I do not have a poker face.

Thank You, Lord, for helping our outside reflect what You are doing inside.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The look on my face
shows what’s on my mind

and if my thoughts
are other than kind.

Undo me, Lord
so I can repent

and learn to focus
on You instead.

God bless you as He sees you today!

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In This Place

source - wikipedia

source – wikipedia

“And Abraham said, ‘Because I thought, surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me on account of my wife.’ ”  Genesis 20:11  NKJV

If the people of Gerar were not in awe of God before Abraham came, they surely were afterward.

Thank You, Lord, for being everywhere, all the time.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

My awe
and wonder of You
can never
ever cease

as You change hearts
and move mountains
bringing upon us
peace.

God bless you as you behold Him today!

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The Righteous

“And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?”  Genesis 18:23 NKJV

Abraham was thinking about Lot who lived in Sodom, but so was God.

Thank You, Lord, for all You do for the sake of Your children.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The righteous
in Christ

will not
be condemned

for He came
to give life

even to
the least of them.

God bless you as He saves you from evil today!

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That Very Same Day

source - morguefile

source – morguefile

“So Abraham . . .circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very same day, as God had said to him.”  Genesis 17:23 NKJV

Sometimes God doesn’t want us to wait.

Thank You, Lord, for telling us what to do and then helping us do it.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

You have spoken
I have listened

You’ve commanded
now I must act

best not to wait
for then I waiver

but be quick
about Your task.

God bless you as you act on His commands today!

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