bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

Oh Baby!

Monday, July 16, 2007 (7:09 am)

Genesis 16:1-2 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

The baby that came into the world through the scenario above was named Ishmael. According to Islamic belief, it was Ishmael that was offered as a sacrifice by Abraham, and through him that they became the rightful inheritors of the promises of God. In other words, Ishmael was the seed through which Islam was born. Hmmm.

Sometimes God allows us to be in a barren place for a purpose. Perhaps we're longing for a child, a spouse, a house, a job, a ministry, a new church building, a trip we've wanted to take. Whatever it is, we have to remember that God has His perfect purposes for these difficult times!

When we go ahead of God, we make babies born in the flesh just like Ishmael. But when we wait for God's perfectly appointed time, a baby is born in the Spirit. That's what I want. I want to do things in God's timing — not my own! I want the Lord to develop the patience in me that can wait for His perfect will to be done! How about you?

We all face hardships and difficult decisions today. God has given us the power to do things in our flesh to acquire them — and let me tell you, sometimes I sure do wish He hadn't. But let's give these things to the Lord today and allow Him to provide for us in His perfect way and timing. There's so much work to be done!

Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
* Email address:
* First Name:
* Last Name:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
* Email address:
* First Name:
* Last Name:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 4/23/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/22/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/21/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/18/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/17/2014

Recommended Links

Learn how you can surf the Web Securely & Anonymously!

Read how we surf the web securely!



World News
• Russia said set to sell its top fighter jets to Egypt - Times of Israel
• 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter - AP
• Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry - BBC
• Pentagon deploying troops to thwart Russia - USA Today
• Iran Refuses to Pull Terrorist U.N. Pick - Washington Free Beacon
Israel News
• Lapid threatening to leave Netanyahu's coalition if peace talks end - Jerusalem Post
• Israel Is 'Destroying' Al-Aqsa Mosque for 'Alleged' Temple - Arutz Sheva
U.S. News
• Did the U.S. help arm the Benghazi attackers? - World Magazine
• Study: Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA 'Superbug' Found In US Homes - CBS News
• Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts - Daily Caller
• U.S. Intelligence, HHS Fail to Locate Foreign Malware Inside Obamacare Networks - Washington Free Beacon
• Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on College Affirmative Action - Washington Free Beacon
• 'Day of Reason' to Coincide with Nat'l Day of Prayer - CBN News
Christian News
• Islamists in Nigeria abduct Girls in Christian Town
• Christian girls kidnapped, forced to marry Muslims in Pakistan
• Homes of Christians Fleeing Iraq Seized by Gangs
• Abedini: God has chosen us for this ordeal
• Malaysia: Christians Want Confiscated Bibles Returned
• Pastors in Bhutan jailed without charges
• Sectarian violence continues in CAR
• Florida AFB Removes Controversial 'Missing Man Table'
• Accord Formally Ends Conflict in Philippines
• Russian Authorities Target Christian-Run Projects
Great Reading Material
Add our Daily Christian Devotion
You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

<a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Oh Baby!