1 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, 2 that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, 4 “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 8 And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”
God once appeared to a young man, the young man said, “I still want to do many things, I am going to pursue the wonderful life of the world, let me enjoy the world like a prodigal son, and then I will come back to you, any way you are always there waiting for me!”
God once appeared to an adult, and the adult said, “I’m so busy! Work overtime, babysitting, do too much housework and care for aging parents. God! Let me serve You later when I’m free! “
God once appeared to an elder, the elder said: “I am old, I am clumsy in my speech, and my actions are sloppy. You should find someone else to serve you!”
In the end, God found a 99-year-old old man, he was excited to see God! He fell on his face and listened to God’s words attentively! His life had been rewritten since that day. His wife was in her 90s and had no children, but he changed his name to the Father of the Nations, Abraham!
How would you respond when God appears to you? Will you respond to God with excitement or will you be low-key, escaping, and silent?
Someone says, “God! Please, don’t ask me to change anything. I’ll come to you when I need you. But please don’t ask me to do anything! I’m so busy!”
No! God says, “I am the Almighty God, you must be blameless before me!” Can you accept this calling?
Please don’t limit Almighty God to your casual life plans!
Please don’t just teach your child to pursue his/her dreams! Teach your child to seek God’s calling in him/her! Seeing that truly lofty dreams are in God’s plan. The Almighty God created you, only He truly knows the potential, value, and glory that you can achieve. God still appears to us to this day! Are you willing to fall down and answer God’s calling? He is Almighty God! We are to be blameless before him.