Genesis 18.19

 

I find very interesting every time I spend time in the word. His quiet whisper always comes at His perfect time and when I least expect it. I am reading O. Chambers this morning I am on March 20th (go figure) Very good devotion. It comes from

Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do? Genesis 18:17.

So I went to Genesis to look at that passage, but it was verse 19 that got me this morning

18:19 “For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.” (NASB95)

So as soon as I read this I hear “Kevin I have chosen you to lead your household you have to make a choice to keep my ways or live by your ways. Live by my ways and I will bless you. Walk in righteousness. Can it get any planner … yet I choose to make it difficult at times. Today’s devotion is below.

Oswald Chambers March 20th

 

Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do? Genesis 18:17.

It’s Delights. This chapter brings out the delight of real friendship with God as compared with occasional feelings of His presence in prayer. To be so much in contact with God that you never need to ask Him to show you His will, is to be nearing the final stage of your discipline in the life of faith. When you are rightly related to God, it is a life of freedom and liberty and delight, you are God’s will, and all your commonsense decisions are His will for you unless He checks. You decide things in perfect delightful friendship with God, knowing that if your decisions are wrong He will always check; when He checks, stop at once.

It’s Difficulties. Why did Abraham stop praying when he did? He was not intimate enough yet to go boldly on until God granted his desire; there was something yet to be desired in his relationship to God. Whenever we stop short in prayer and say—’Well, I don’t know; perhaps it is not God’s will,’—there is still another stage to go. We are not so intimately acquainted with God as Jesus was, and as He wants us to be—”That they may be one even as we are one.” Think of the last thing you prayed about—were you devoted to your desire or to God? Determined to get some gift of the Spirit or to get at God? “Your Heavenly Father knows what things you have need of before you ask Him.” The point of asking is that you may get to know God better. “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Keep praying in order to get a perfect understanding of God Himself.

 

I wonder what that looks like … getting a perfect understanding of God Himself. Will you ever know …. Will I every know?

Be Blessed and walk it out

Kevin

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