This week as part of our series on Encounters we looked at Genesis 18.
Genesis 18:1-2 The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
When we look at the interaction between Abraham and the Lord we see that you cannot be visited by God and meet with Him without being changed. If we wish to grow and develop as believers, we have to be willing to meet with God and be in relationship with Him.
Scripture describes Abraham as a friend of God. Throughout his life he showed great reverence and respect wanting to minister to God. As we see in the passages that follow, in meeting with God, Abraham and Sarah were given a blessing and had their faith tested and stretched. God taught them that nothing is too hard for God. A lesson we all need!
We also see how Abraham walked with God and heard about God’s plans. Like Abraham, and Adam before him, we need to seek God and walk with Him. It is in relating to God and being with Him that He reveals Himself and we learn of His love.
If we spend our time spiritually inactive and unresponsive we will not grow and receive the blessing that God has for us. To grow, to become strong we have to walk with God and be actively seeking Him and all that He has for us.
Listen along to be encouraged!