Mat 6 - Prayer - Thoughts - Verses
Father God, Creator, Counselor and Guide,
I am so grateful that I have the Holy Spirit as a believer. I can't imagine how difficult it was without the Spirit to know what You were guiding Your children to do. We are taught that we see Your instruction from the Spirit, Your Word, godly people, and circumstances, but poor Abram did have the Holy Spirit, and Your Word hadn't been written yet, and there certainly didn't seem to be many godly people to rely on. I am so glad we have those things to help us look at Your consistency and have a clearer understanding of Your direction and expectations.
It is difficult enough at times to fight off satan's schemes without having more things to fight against. You are do good to us with how You love us. I am so grateful for how You have loved me and shown Your love and care in so many ways.
You have given me great friends that love me, a wonderful church that is filled with prayer warriors and wonderful examples of true believers, a family that loves You, a ministry team that amazes me every single day, a husband that loves You and shows that love for You by loving those around him and worshipping You with his amazing musical talent, and wonderful kids that You have given me not only in my biological child, but in bringing such amazing people into my life that I consider my children. I am so happy that You have allowed me to participate in ministry with You. I know I don't deserve it, but I absolutely love being Your disciple. I feel honored and blessed to be able to share the love I have for You with others.
Please help me be bold when I need to be bold, and gentle when I need to be gentle. One of the most difficult for me is to be quiet when I need to be quiet. Help me have Your words when I encounter someone who needs to hear about You. Let Your words come out of my mouth and help me represent You well.
In Jesus' name.
Everyone is important to God, but here in verse 31 we see an important couple, Abram and his wife Sarai, who God will rename Abraham and Sara as God uses them to become the foundation of faith of the chosen people of Israel, from which the Messiah will come to save a lost world.
They were headed to Canaan to live but stopped in Haran and settled there.
Do you think Abram made the decision to not go to Canaan based on his own desires or at the direction of God?
How can you know when it is God directing your steps instead of walking in the way of the world?
May 6 – Genesis 11:10-31
10 These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood. 11 And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12 When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Shelah. 13 And Arpachshad lived after he fathered Shelah 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber. 15 And Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg. 17 And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu. 19 And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he fathered Serug. 21 And Reu lived after he fathered Serug 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor. 23 And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he fathered Terah. 25 And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
26 When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot. 28 Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah. 30 Now Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there. 32 The days of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.