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The Idea of A Promise

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 

Genesis 12:1-3

Abraham left his home country on a whim. Nothing but a vague promise from God, that he would be a great nation.

As Abraham continued on in his path, the knowledge of his promise grew as he saw the ability of God to move in his life. He witnessed the plagues that befell Pharaoh’s house and knew that God was powerful.

Later, after Abraham fought and delivered Lot from Chedorlaomer, he sacrificed to God. In response to the sacrifice, God appeared to him in a vision and setup a covenant with Abraham; naming the land that he would give to him.

The original promise that God gave to Abraham was now much clearer. He could see and understand what the promise entailed. The only thing he lacked was a heir.

Then after years, God appeared to him again and promised him a son. After 9 years of waiting, the son was born. Again, God had come through.

Abraham left everything he knew for a vague promise. Only after walking in faith, did the promise become clearer and clearer; until finally, with the birth of Isaac, it came to pass.

I pray that in my life that I cling to the promises that are given to me. The promises that God has for me and the future that he has planned for me will become only clearer as I continue on my journey with him.

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