HELLO SARAI/SARAH IV

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HELLO SARAI PART I

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HELLO SARAI PART II

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HELLO SARAI/SARAH PART III

Today we conclude our study on Sarah, the mother of nations.
I love Sarah’s story.
It paints such a picture of God’s love and Christ’ redemption.
How I long to see God move in my life the way He did in Sarah’s.
How I desire a new name… a renewed promise.
Sarah’s story gives us a glimpse into God’s mercy and grace.

Playing catch up?

Read the first 3 installments and then you’ll be all up to date.

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Abraham & Sarah

Now that you are all caught up…. let’s peek into Sarah’s life once more and see how the story plays out in chapter 21. I’m sure there’s move to learn.

Genesis 21: 1 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.

#1 God is FAITHFUL!
No matter what you are praying for.
No matter how unlikely the promise may seem.
No matter how long you’ve been waiting.
GOD IS FAITHFUL.
God came through for Sarah.
HE WILL COME THROUGH FOR YOU!
Believe it!
Receive it into your spirit!
Don’t allow the lies of this world, your fears, your insecurities to get in the way of trusting and ultimately seeing your dreams and God’s promises for your life come to pass!
In Hello Eve Part I, II, III we learned that we were created with a divine purpose. Nothing can prevent God from showing up and showing off in your life!
Look at Sarah.
Everything was against her.
Her choices, her faith, her age.
Did any of these things stop God from fulfilling His promise?
NO!
Did it happen the way Sarah would have liked? Or when Sarah would have wanted it?
NO!
But did it happen?
YES!
Dear sister friend, let’s, you and me start believing again! Let’s grab hold of God’s promise once more. Let’s not lose hope. Let’s not forget what He has already done.
Let’s live above reproach.

Genesis 21: 6 Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” 7 And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

#2 CELEBRATE!
When was the last time you took time to celebrate God’s grace? When was the last time you shared your testimony so others can join in on your celebration.
I love verse 6.
Sarah went from laughing from incredulity (Genesis 18:12) to laughing from celebration!
This encourages me to praise.
It reinforces that God will see me through.
It reminds me that He has ALREADY brought me through struggles and hurts. God’s love is so big He doesn’t want me to go back to who, what, where I used to be. I must celebrate that!
I must celebrate the times and seasons when God demonstrated His grace and mercy. I need to create a habit of celebrating even if I haven’t seen the blessing yet.
I really believe that Joel Osteen quote, “If you complain you’ll remain; if you praise you’ll be raised.”
Let’s praise God for what He’s done in our past. Let’s praise God for moving in the unseen. Let’s celebrate the fact that even though we don’t know how or when God does and He’ll reveal it when we are ready to experience it!

I am so grateful for Sarah. I am thankful that her story mattered to God and we can read it today and gain insight and wisdom. We can learn how to improve ourselves to live to our maximum potential.

Memory Verse: Romans 8: 38-39
Romans 8: 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

My prayer for you:
Heavenly Father, I pray for every reader today. I pray that you may use these words to encourage, motivate and inspire them. I ask that you may remind them of how you have blessed them in the past. I pray Lord Jesus, that you may remind them of the promises you have in store for them. Please lift their spirits. Please let lose your joy within them that they may praise you for past successes. That they may celebrate your faithfulness. Thank you Jesus for bringing me up out of the mire and setting my feet on solid ground. I pray that I may continue building a strong foundation in you and that through my walk and experiences you may be able to touch and impact someone’s life. Thank you for your goodness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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