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I Will Make You A Name

Today begins portion three from Genesis, Chapter 12, Verses 1-13. I’m out again after having an incredibly blessed meeting with Louisville Christian Writers. And, again I know I won’t make it home on time, so I’m using the phone app. Yay for apps!

Anyway, yesterday I talked about men who used the gifts of God to make a name for themselves. In today’s story, we meet Abram, Sarai, and their families. We find a man who has caught the attention of God like Noah did, and God has decided He has great plans for this guy.

God begins to share His plans with Abram, including those to make of him a great nation. He says He will bless him so much that all the families of the earth will be blessed through him. God even tells him that He will bless others who bless him.

The part that really caught my attention–because of the haughty men of yesterday’s story–is God’s promise to make a name for Abram. What an amazing blessing. For all the work we do trying to make names for ourselves and/or trying to leave a legacy, and here is Yahveh Almighty telling Abram how He wants to make a name FOR him. I see by this that it IS okay to have a name that is known by others–as long as it is God who makes that name for you.

Blessings to you all as you seek His perfect will for your lives.

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  1. That reminds me a bit of the Prayer of Jabez, where I receive permission to pray for myself. I’ve always appreciated that one.


    Comment by Jacqui Murray | October 13, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes, I like that Jabez not only lets go of the reins and asks God to enlarge his territory (rather than trying to do it himself), but also that he is honorable and desires to stay that way by praying that God would keep him from evil. Oh that we would all pray such prayers for God’s purpose, will, and glory. ๐Ÿ™‚


      Comment by Crystal A. Murray | October 14, 2013 | Reply

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