I was reading about Abraham and Sarah today and their relationship with the Lord. How faithful they must have been. For God presented Abraham with a covenant and he obediently followed the Lord. Genesis 17 talks about how the Lord told Abraham to serve him faithfully and live a blameless life. Then the Lord gave instructions to Abraham regarding circumcision. When the Lord left Abraham, verse 23 says "on that very day, Abraham took his son and every male servant." I love how Abraham didn't hesitate or wait. He went that very day. I don't know about you but thats faith and trust to me. How many times do people ask you to do something and you say "just a minute" or "hold on, I'm busy." How is that serving them? Abraham obediently served the Lord by not hesitating and following the Lord's commands that very day.
I also loved Chapter 18 when a son is promised to Sarah. Sarah is listening from the tent as Abraham is talking with some visitors. One of the visitors says that Sarah will have a son and from inside the tent, Sarah hears this and laughs to herself, for she thinks she's too old for a child. (Never doubt the Lord's awesome power) The Lord asks Abraham why Sarah laughed.
v14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return about this time next year and Sarah will have a son.
v15 Sarah was afraid so she denied it saying "I didn't laugh
v16 But the Lord said, "No, you did laugh"
For some reason, I just found this little conversation fascinating. We cannot hide from the Lord, He sees our doubt. What a powerful thing I learned today. God's there to call us out, when we don't believe. He sees our hearts, he knows our intentions, our thoughts, wants, needs and He will be there. Nothing is too big for the Lord. I'll admit that it's a bit scary to know that the Lord hears everything, spoken or not, but its also comforting to know that He is always there. BUT, if He told me at 99 years old that I was going to have a son, I'd probably laugh too! :)
Side note: While I was writing this, somebody was sitting in their car in my neighbors driveway (right outside my window) waiting for someone to come out of that house. For the past 30 minutes, they have been honking their horn trying to get whoever is inside, to come out. They've come up with some pretty interesting horn rhythms to try to get whomever is inside to come out. Don't you think that after the first 16 times of honking your horn, they didn't hear you and they're not going to come out of the house. Maybe you should get out of the car and go inside to get them? Just a thought....
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
We discovered last night that my itunes has more songs than any human should possibly have! My computer can play music for 403 days straight and never play the same song twice. That means if I started itunes today and never turned it off, a year from now it would still be playing different songs! Unbelievable. Addiction much? They're trying to make me go to rehab, I say no no no.