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This Sunday I wanted to share a guest post that I did on a fellow blogger's page that I'd like to share!
Ranisha, from The Cupcake Bands Magazine, gave me the opportunity to be a part of a series on her blog entitled, "Women in Scripture," where women in the Bible and the lessons modern-day women can learn from them are highlighted. It's a pretty cool series, so you should check it out!
I wrote a guest post for her called, "Sarah and Hagar Lesson on Promise." In the post I discussed Sarah, wife of Abraham and how her story teaches women, and people in general, how important it is that we hold on tight to God's promises for our lives, as far-fetched as they may sound. I also talk about how we need to remain obedient and stop trying to figure out God-sized situations with our simple, human logic. Here's a short preview of the post below:
Sarah was the wife and half-sister of Abraham. Her name was originally Sarai, but God later changed her name, along with that of her husband to further solidify His promise to them.
Speaking of the promise, that is the main reason Sarah is a lesson for all women. Sarah shows us women just how much power we have in influencing our men, and with that power comes great responsibility. She also shows us what not to do while waiting on God.
Now all women know that we have a certain power within us that can alter history. This example is best shown when it comes to Sarah. Both Sarah and Abraham knew that God promised them a son and promised them that they would be the ancestors of more people than the stars could count. However, Sarah had so much influence on Abraham that she influenced him to become the father of two nations! But how? It was her lack of faith that did it....
...We are so hasty to receive our blessings that we go off and out of God’s master plan to obtain that blessing. Then we get mad when we enter the storm that we, ourselves created! Sarah wanted Abraham’s promise to come to pass so bad that, when it didn’t come when she felt it should, she offered up Hagar in her place. Then when what she wanted to happen happened, she got angry and upset, wanting God to intervene and fix the mess she made. Remember, that's just a snippet of what I wrote, so head on over and read the rest of the post! I'll be doing another guest post for Ranisha about Hagar soon, so make sure to be on the lookout for that as well!
Love you all, and I hope you have a blessed week, in Jesus' name!