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You Can Always Remind God of His Promise to You in Your Prayers!

Genesis 12:1-3 New International Version

The Call of Abram 12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”[b]

Tuesday - July 6

Yes, please read this passage again. This time look at what God is promising to Abraham. A family, a homeland, and a legacy (“great name”). All these things were supposed to come through Abram’s father and family. Just like a family today passes on a farm from one generation to the next, Abram would have received land and a family legacy from his father. Now, God is asking Abram to trust that HE (God) will give all that to him (Abram). God will be a loving, caring Father to Abram. God will bless Abram with a place to live and settle down. God will be a personal, loving, and merciful God. Abram does not need to wonder what God thinks about him or whether God will take care of him. He can always remind God of His promise, which he does in Gen. 15 and is the true nature of prayer! You can do this, too!

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