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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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June 8, 2012 - Claim His Promises

By Scott McChrystal

“Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death” (Hebrews 11:19, NIV).

The Bible claims that God can do anything. Do you keep that perspective as you live your life?

Abraham did. This verse makes reference to the time when God commanded this patriarch to sacrifice his son.

A little background helps here. Barren all of her adult life, Abraham’s wife, Sarah, was told by the Lord that she would have a son at 90 years of age. God kept His promise, and Sarah delivered Isaac.

When Isaac became a teenager, God gave this seemingly strange order to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. You don’t have to be a parent to imagine how hard this must have been for Abraham and Sarah — off the chart. How could it possibly get any harder?

But look what happened. Abraham obeyed. He remembered God’s promise to make him the father of many nations. Scripture tells us in verse 19 that “Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.”

Going through a difficult situation, maybe the toughest you’ve ever faced? Claim God’s promises. He delivers. He can bring life into situations that seem hopeless if you will trust Him.

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from “Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 4.”

 

 

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