Devotionals for July 2016


#30 Father of Many Nations


Genesis 17:5 AMPC Nor shall your name any longer be Abram [high, exalted father]; but your name shall be Abraham [father of a multitude], for I have made you the father of many nations. To this new Abraham, the true meaning of … Continue reading

#29 Destiny Enlarged


Genesis 17:5 AMPC Nor shall your name any longer be Abram [high, exalted father]; but your name shall be Abraham [father of a multitude], for I have made you the father of many nations. The man who wanted just one son could … Continue reading

#28 A New Name


Genesis 17:4-5 AMPC As for Me, behold, My covenant (solemn pledge) is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations. Nor shall your name any longer be Abram [high, exalted father]; but your name shall be Abraham [father of a … Continue reading

#27 The Unstoppable Effect


Genesis 17:4 NASB As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you will be the father of a multitude of nations. When God says His earth-shifting “I will,” there is an unstoppable EFFECT. In His ‘I will,’ is a ‘YOU … Continue reading

#26 Our Blindness to God


Genesis 17:1 AMPC “I am God Almighty; Walk [habitually] before Me [with integrity, knowing that you are always in My presence], and be blameless and complete [in obedience to Me].” When God gives a promise, He intends us to understand that it … Continue reading

#25 Before God Almighty, Abram Fell


Genesis 17:1-3 NASB “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless. I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.” Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him… When a person finally recognizes God in His might, … Continue reading

#24 The Great I Will


Genesis 17:2 NASB I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly. Then begins the long list of God’s ‘I WILL.’ What God wants done, HE will do Himself. If you want to comprehend the power … Continue reading

#23 End of Effort


Genesis 17:1-3 NASB “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless. I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.” Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him… Only when we come to the end of Self’s … Continue reading

#22 The Great Possibility


Genesis 17:1 AMPC “Walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete).” God requires holiness and purity. He can be in intimate and continuous relationship on no other ground. But that is our impossibility and it is inconceivable to … Continue reading

#21 Humanly Impossible


Genesis 17:1 AMPC Walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete). God is so strange! We never can anticipate His thoughts or ways. In the very place of Abram’s failure and ruin, there God comes so personally to Abram … Continue reading

#20 Face to Face


Genesis 17:1 “Walk before Me…” ‘Before’ has many nuances and roots. Yesterday we explored the root ‘turn,’ yet another root is ‘face.’ So ‘before’ means turn and come face to face with God. To see one’s face is to look into their … Continue reading

#19 His Waiting Arms


Genesis 17:1 “Walk before Me…” That word ‘before’ is fascinating. The basic root means ‘to turn.’ Abram had heard God promise him that which was his heart’s longing. The man’s heart had been formed for fatherhood, but he had no child … Continue reading

#18 Clearing the Path to God’s Heart


Genesis 17:1b AMPC “I am Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me.” God is ever pursuing Adam and Eve’s children to bring us back to that Eden paradise of His nearness. How He must love our communion with Him! Would that … Continue reading

#17 Greater Than All


Genesis 17:1 NASB Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.” To read what is NOT there in scripture is to discover the marvel and wonder of God. Who … Continue reading

#16 The End of Human Effort


Genesis 17:1 AMPC When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him… Again, numbers in Scripture tell the story, the real story. Nine “marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man – the judgment of man … Continue reading

#15 Numbers in Scripture


Genesis 16:16 AMPC Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael. Numbers in Scripture tell the story, the spiritual story. The number eight is “one who abounds in strength.” Six “has to do with man; it is the number of imperfection, the … Continue reading

#14 Treasure Old and New


The Old Testament reveals the New Testament by visual Real Life stories. The New Testament explains the Old Testament by the Ultimate Meaning. Abram’s history is our history. His test, our test. And to consider the story with the Holy Spirit’s revelation is … Continue reading

#13 Unending Fellowship


Genesis 17:1 AMP When Abram was ninety-nine years old, 
the Lord appeared to him and said, 
“I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete).” Now at the end of Abram’s effort, God … Continue reading

#12 God Can Begin When We End


Genesis 17:1 NASB Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, 
the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, 
“I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.” Abram had the confidence that he could help God fulfill His promise. And every … Continue reading

#11 Price of Failing to Wait


Abram’s heart longed for children. Then the word of the Lord came to him (Abram). “This man [Eliezer] will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.” Genesis 15:4 Impatient, Abram let Sarai, … Continue reading