Adam and Eve – Gen 3:20.Solomon – 1 Kings 3:5-13.The disciples – Mark 6:7-13.Peter in Prison – Acts 12:1-17
WHY IS IT SO HARD TOBELIEVE GOD LOVES US? Hagar’s Story
Genesis 16:4 Abram slept withHagar, and she conceived. WhenSarai knew Hagar was pregnant,she began to despise her mistress.
5Then Sarai said to Abram, "Youare responsible for the wrong I amsuffering. I put my servant in yourarms, and now that she knows she ispregnant, she despises me. May theLORD judge between you and me."
6"Your servant is in your hands,"Abram said. "Do with her whateveryou think best."
Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; soshe fled from her.
When life tanks we tend toward two"drivers:" • DEMANDING • DESPAIRING
7 The angel of the LORD foundHagar near a spring in the desert; itwas the spring that is beside theroad to Shur.
8And he said, "Hagar, servant ofSarai, where have you come from,and where are you going?"
"Im running away from mymistress Sarai," she answered.
9Then the angel of the LORD toldher, "Go back to your mistress andsubmit to her.“
10 The angel added, "I will soincrease your descendants that theywill be too numerous to count."
11 The angel of the LORD also saidto her: "You are now with child andyou will have a son. You shall namehim Ishmael, for the LORD hasheard of your misery.
12He will be a wild donkey of aman; his hand will be againsteveryone and everyones handagainst him, and he will live inhostility toward all his brothers."
13 Shegave this name to the LORDwho spoke to her: "You are the Godwho sees me," for she said, "I havenow seen the One who sees me."
14That is why the well was calledBeer Lahai Roi; it is still there,between Kadesh and Bered.
MY NEXT STEPS:• I’m asking God to show me where He is at work.• I’m going to do the daily devotions from the workbook.• I’m still attending an Experiencing God Life Group.• Sign me up for Discovering Pacific.• I would to know more about being baptized.