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Topic: Huh? (01/21/10)
TITLE: What God Has Prepared
By Robyn Burke
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Think about this: God tells this old, old man that he is going to have more descendants then there are stars in the sky. That it would start with one son, who would be born to Saria, who was just as old as Abram. Don’t you think when Abram heard this he went ‘huh?” somewhere deep inside? We know how Sarai reacted. She laughed. (And I have never been entirely sure if she laughed in a delighted way or in disbelief but I bet she was having a ‘huh?’ moment of her own, either way.)
Abram is portrayed as a man of faith. We are even told his faith made him righteous in God’s sight. But I can’t help but wonder how many ‘huh?’ moment’s Abram went through when he listened to God’s next instruction for his life.
Leave your family and your home and go where I will send you. Huh? You want me to do what, God? Leave? Go where? Into enemy territory?
You will have more descendants then you can count. More then the stars, more then the dust. Huh? Really God? I’m old and so is my wife…. I don’t know how you’re gonna do this but…..Oooooo kay…
How about after Abraham has received his son, Isaac? And God says, take your son—yes the one I gave you and the one you love so much-- to the mountain and sacrifice him? Don’t you think there was a BIG ‘huh?’ moment then?
I don’t know about you but I have had plenty of ‘huh?’ moments in my own life. When despite the amount of hours we worked, we still can’t pay all our bills. When the work dries up and there is no money. When the path I was sure God had placed me on suddenly hits a roadblock. Confused and unsure my mind questions ‘huh?’ What is this—and why? I don’t get it God!
The only thing that gets me through these moments is the reminder that what I have not seen or heard or even imagined, God has. His ways are not my ways. He has a good and perfect plan for my life, something far greater then anything I can ever imagine.
My heart longs to know Gods will and my soul hungers to be in it. So even when I haven’t got a clue I am reminded…. have Faith. Faith in God to trust Him with my life.
Faith is what turns my ‘huh?’ moments into the assurance that, no matter what, because of Jesus, it is going to be okay.
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