When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Genesis 17:1
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. Matthew 5:42
Of course, these verses coincided with a relative asking me to part with money I had earmarked for a vacation.
Another verse popped into my head about not sending people away empty handed when it is within my power to help them now. Plus my first memory verse for the New Year was:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2Corinthians 5:17
So was I going to stick to my old thought patterns and behaviors? Did I trust God had plans that included me, even though I didn’t completely understand them?
God saw Hagar’s situation and sent her back to Sara. Likely neither woman was completely happy with that arrangement, none-the-less it was God’s will. God sees what’s happening in my family too and His plans are bigger than my brain can decipher. So why am I being so tight fisted? I don’t know, but for the sake of the bigger picture, I have to let it go.
Lord, get my reflex reactions in gear that I may respond more quickly to your promptings. I want my agenda to be yours every day, every hour, every minute. I want to think and breathe like a servant of God not like someone who thinks they’re entitled. Help me to live the blameless life of a faithful servant. In Jesus Name, I pray.