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“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.” Genesis 16:2 As Sarah reached her mid-seventies, her faith was probably growing weak at times.  Waiting this long for a promise to be fulfilled had to be very disheartening. What she lacked now was not endurance but trust in God.  She made a decision that would affect her rights and privileges as a wife.  She instructed Abraham that she wanted…

Do you ever feel like there’s something standing in the way of your relationship with God? One day during my morning devotionals, I was trying to pray. Maybe you’ve had similar days, when you’re trying to actively seek His presence and hear from Him, but nothing seems to happen. The prayers feel stagnant, and you’re sitting there in silence. That morning, I had read Deuteronomy 11:22, where Moses advised the Israelites to love the Lord, walk in His ways and hold fast to Him. So here I was, trying to cling to Him, but I felt something holding me back.…

Exodus 3:9-10 MSG “The Israelite cry for help has come to me, and I’ve seen for myself how cruelly they’re being treated by the Egyptians. It’s time for you to go back: I’m sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the People of Israel, out of Egypt.” As I read through the story of Moses I noticed one very obvious characteristic of God – patience.  It’s easy to skim through the 10 plagues and take them at surface value, but when you break them down you quickly understand that the land and the people of Egypt were basically decimated…