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Apr 20

Hello, Father.
Thank you for the silly and fun times, and lots of practice using my phone for video. I still feel like I really need a good camera in order to do all the work my husband and I are hoping to achieve in the coming months, but I trust you to either provide that, or make me able to make due with what I have. It is so awesome to be able to trust you, Lord. Thank you for all your provision and protection. Thank you for growing me in your garden, and please bless your people with peace and always an increasing awareness of your presence in our lives. Thank you, awesome Shepherd! 🙂

 
Romans 4:18-25 ERV

There was no hope that Abraham would have children, but Abraham believed God and continued to hope. And that is why he became the father of many nations. As God told him, “You will have many descendants.” 
Abraham was almost a hundred years old, so he was past the age for having children. Also, Sarah could not have children. Abraham was well aware of this, but his faith in God never became weak. 
He never doubted that God would do what he promised. He never stopped believing. In fact, he grew stronger in his faith and just praised God. 
Abraham felt sure that God was able to do what he promised. 
So that’s why “he was accepted as one who is right with God.” 
These words (“he was accepted”) were written not only for Abraham. 
They were also written for us. God will also accept us because we believe.
We believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from death. 
Jesus was handed over to die for our sins, and he was raised from death to make us right with God. 

 
Lord, I thank you for leaving a legacy of faith wherever you have reached your hand out to people. Thank you for giving us examples like Abraham and David and Moses, and all those who have not let this world guide them or trick them into thinking they HAVE TO live like everyone around them. Thank you for strengthening, cleansing, and healing our hearts. Thank you for giving us peace that surpasses all understanding. Amen.

 

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