Day 17

Day 17 Reading – Genesis Chapters 16-18

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said.   Genesis 16:1-2 NIV

How often is God’s timing not fast enough for us?

In this case, Abram trusts God’s promise but can’t wait for God to act.

How many of our problems are caused by our lack of trust and patience?

Makes me think of the old hymn– Just Trust and obey . . .

One more cool thought from today . . .

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.” That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered. Genesis 16 13-14 NIV

Throughout the Old Testament we learn of the many names given God.

This is one name I think is really cool.

I like the notion that God sees me.

In those moments when my life feels pointless and of no value, I like to remember that God is Beer Lahai Roi – the One who sees me!

or as an old friend once said, “So, I got that going for me.”


Day 18 Reading – Genesis Chapters 19-21


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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