Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Join Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Get Our Daily Devotional             Win A Publishing Package             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Consequences of Impatience
by Carol Penhorwood 
01/23/14
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 







Sensing God's promise in my spirit, I anxiously await it's fulfillment. And I wait and wait. Maybe God needs a little help. So I begin thinking about ways I can speed the process on using my own will and intelligence to bring about the promised fulfillment. But often my best intentions have long, lingering consequences I have not foreseen.

Just like Abram and Sarai, for example. God had promised them a child in their old age. But time was slipping by and no new life stirred in Sarai's womb. So Sarai comes up with a plan.

"Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; so she said to Abram, 'The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her.' Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived." (Genesis 16:1-4)

In Bible times a concubine (a slave acting as wife) was considered the norm. When a concubine provided children for the master, those children would be a part of the master's heritage. And, in fact, were considered legally to be the wife's children. Thus entered Hagar, Sarai's answer to meeting their needs.

But in God's timing, about thirteen years later, God miraculously fulfilled His promise and Isaac was born to 90 year old Sarai, becoming Sarah. Sarah's impatience resulted in two heirs, Ishmael and Isaac, creating dissension from then on. For only Isaac would fulfill the Abrahamic Covenant. Ishmael came into the world by natural means, but Isaac by supernatural. Ishmael became the father of Arabs, most of whom are Muslim today. Isaac became the father of Jews. The resulting conflict between Jews and Arabs which started in Biblical times, 4000 years ago, continues to this day.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Carol Penhorwood  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 251 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Ernie Earth 24 Jan 2014
Wonderful how you transitioned from your wants in your life, to GOD's wants in the life of Abraham and Sara. Jesus often started by asking people what they wanted, then He transitioned to what His Father GOD wanted.




TRUST JESUS TODAY









Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com