“And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir,
but one who will come from your body shall be your heir.”
Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if
you are able to number them. “ And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Genesis 15: 4-6
Happy New Year friends!! I hope you have had a blessed holiday. I am really excited for all YAH has
in store in the new year.
Without further delay let’s jump into the word today.
For a long time I have believed that YAH has an incredible plan for my life. I am not about to settle for
where I am in this season of my life.
And you shouldn’t settle too. Trust Him with your life and watch Him do wonders with it.
“YAH has a great plan for your life”
I have heard those words many times and I am guessing you have too but my question to you is, have
you fully grasped their meaning? I thought I had an idea but I was wrong.
Let’s take a look at Abraham,
YAH took him outside and told him to count the stars if he was able to.
“So shall your descendants be” YAH told him.
But did Abraham understand what that meant? Did he fully grasp what YAH was telling him?
What blows my mind is the fact that YAH spoke to Abraham about having descendants as countless as the
stars but at that time Abraham and Sarah couldn’t have children! (Genesis 11:30)
How crazy was that? It would have made sense for YAH to speak to a couple who could bear children, but no,
instead He spoke to a couple that COULDN’T have children!
He is the God who does the impossible! Why do you think He did that? He wanted to show how powerful
You may look at your life and think He can’t do the impossible but that’s just not true.
Something else that blows my mind about Abraham is that even though he and Sarah finally had a child they
would never be able to have descendants as countless as the stars without YAH’s help. I don’t even think they
knew what the Lord meant by that. They probably had an idea that YAH’s promise would transcended
their lives but I am not sure if they knew to what extent.
We are still benefiting from the promise YAH made to Abraham all that time ago!!!
There is was nothing Abraham could do in his strength to make sure he would have descendants as countless
as the stars, absolutely nothing!
Trusting YAH was the only way to ensure the promise would come to pass.
Every aspect of YAH’s plan for Abraham needed Him. Without YAH the plan would not work.
But there is something very crucial we need to understand about this whole thing, even though Abraham may
not have understood the full extent of what YAH was telling him the word tells us;
“And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Abraham didn’t need to have the whole picture; all he needed was to believe the Lord.
You may think nothing can happen for you but things can and will happen. You need to believe in the
Lord like Abraham did.
We cannot stop believing in the Lord. He has a plan for our lives and even though we may not see
the full picture we must believe!
He has a purpose for your life and He wants to show you what it is. If you have no clue
then pray, ask Him to reveal it to you. He is not trying to hide it from you.
And if you do know the plan know that it’s not the entire picture. There is so much more, more than
you could ever imagine or make up. Trust Him to direct you step by step.
“Then He brought him outside and said, Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to
As I close remember it’s your faith that is the key. It’s not your strength or willpower but your faith
in the Lord. How much do you trust Him? He will bring everything He has planned for to pass.
Every promise He has given you, He will fulfill……
“And the Lord visited Sarah as He said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.”
Bless you friends.
You welcome Bradley! This word really resonated with me.
Happy 2018 bro!
Life is a grand adventure when trusting His way each season, each year, day and moment!
Amen Lynn. Every step of the way we trust Him.
Happy new year to you!