The Father Revealed iv

God’s Promise to Abraham

17 Abram was ninety-nine years old when the Lord appeared to him again and said, “I am God All-Powerful. If you obey me and always do right, I will keep my solemn promise to you and give you more descendants than can be counted.” Abram bowed with his face to the ground, and God said:

4-5 I promise that you will be the father of many nations. That’s why I now change your name from Abram to Abraham. I will give you a lot of descendants, and in the future they will become great nations. Some of them will even be kings.

I will always keep the promise I have made to you and your descendants, because I am your God and their God. I will give you and them the land in which you are now a foreigner. I will give the whole land of Canaan to your family forever, and I will be their God.

Abraham, you and all future members of your family must promise to obey me.

I make these promises to you
because I am your God,
I care for you,
I am watching out for you.

You worry
and fret;
you try to force my hand
and make things happen your way
and in your time;
you cannot see the abundance
of your future,
but I can.
You will be blessed
beyond your wildest imaginings,
bigger than you could ever dream.

I am your God
and I will continue to be your God.

Lord I hear your promise,
your word,
your love,
revealing yourself to me.
As you are faithful to me,
may I be faithful
to you,
walk in your ways,
and know your strength
to do so.

The God of Abraham Praise

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