Updated: Feb 13
September 30, 2019
Good Morning Princesses!
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The Patriarchs- What If?
Becoming A Women of Faith
Welcome to GO! This week, more pictures than usual, but they tell a story. Our story, our journey, our faith walk (more about the journey and faith walk next week!). At our current stop within Genesis Chapters 12-50, we are going to park at Chapter 15. For this week princesses, just two words, "What if?"
Take few moments to read the following chapter from Genesis Chapter 15:
1Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”
2 But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. 3 You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.”
4 Then the Lord said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of your own who will be your heir.” 5 Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”
6 And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.
7 Then the Lord told him, “I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your possession.”
8 But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, how can I be sure that I will actually possess it?”
9 The Lord told him, “Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 So Abram presented all these to him and killed them. Then he cut each animal down the middle and laid the halves side by side; he did not, however, cut the birds in half. 11 Some vultures swooped down to eat the carcasses, but Abram chased them away.
12 As the sun was going down, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a terrifying darkness came down over him. 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, where they will be oppressed as slaves for 400 years. 14 But I will punish the nation that enslaves them, and in the end they will come away with great wealth. 15 (As for you, you will die in peace and be buried at a ripe old age.) 16 After four generations your descendants will return here to this land, for the sins of the Amorites do not yet warrant their destruction.”
17 After the sun went down and darkness fell, Abram saw a smoking firepot and a flaming torch pass between the halves of the carcasses. 18 So the Lord made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt[a] to the great Euphrates River— 19 the land now occupied by the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”
And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6
Not What if; But Even If....
Even if we don't know the way, God does.
Even though we are afraid, God will fight for us and see us through.
Even if, God has. It's already done.
Keep believing princesses. Our heavenly Father has and never will fail us. His love and faithfulness transcends all time, space and reason. We are safe in His arms.
Oh, princesses of faith...remember
Prayer “empowers and ‘charges up’ every other piece so they can be used effectively against the enemy. Without prayer… your armor, cannot, will not, be infused with the power that only God’s-Spirit can give."
Know that through the Holy Spirit you can:
do things you couldn't;
feel things you didn't; and
know things you wouldn't.
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Next Week... The FORUM
SPREAD THE WORD....
Save the date, we resume GO! Bible Studies on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Stark Library (Main) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Remember, each day is an opportunity for us to... Lead, Serve, and GO!