12 Days of Prayer Week 11 Day 5

12 Days of Prayer Week 11 Day 5

Abraham Believed The Prophecy & Received

Rev. Dr. Teresa Allissa Citro

“The LORD had said to Abram,

'Leave your country, your people and your father’s household

and go to the land I will show you.

I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you;

I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing'

...So Abram left, as the LORD had told him."

Genesis 12:1-2

God’s call on the lives of Abraham and Sarah was an incredible one. There’s no mistaking what God said, and no second-guessing what God meant. Abram was married to Sarai.

However, years passed. Now Abram and Sarai were old. Abram was eighty-six, and Sarai was seventy-six. They took the logical approach. Sarai was too old to bear a child. Therefore, Sarai thought, “God didn’t mean for me to have a child. I now have a servant. It’s culturally acceptable for her to have a child for me. Abram, you go into her. Maybe she’ll conceive on my behalf.” Many people make huge mistakes based on cultural practices as we see here in this story.

“So Sarai said to Abram, 'The LORD has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.' And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal.” Every time I read this verse, I