12. Live amongst the stars

Abram was promised a multitude of descendants by God, despite the fact that he seemingly cannot have children. Yet God told him that all things are possible. Not only will he have a son, he will have so many descendants that it will be difficult to count them.

"Then the Lord brought Abram outside beneath the night sky and told him, "Look up into the heavens and count the stars if you can. Your descendants will be like that, too many to count!" Genesis 15:5

And in Genesis 22:17 God reaffirmed His promise to Abram and told him again that his descendants would be too many to count.

"I will bless you richly. I will multiply your descendants into countless millions, like the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore."

God is faithful and He kept His promise. From Abraham's son, Isaac, came Jacob and Esau and from Jacob, came the twelve patriarchs of the Jewish tribes. The Jews multiplied and we know today that they indeed became countless millions just as God promised.

But today I would like to share something with you that God placed on my heart. Abraham's physical descendants are the Jewish people as we all know. They are from his physical seed; therefore they are like the sand on the seashore.

We as Christians on the other hand are not physical descendants of Abraham. But Romans 4:11 tells us that we are descendants of Abraham, if we believe:

"So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised. They are made right with God by faith."

Galatians 3:16 also tells us that God's promises to Abraham was made to Abraham and his Child (singular), meaning Jesus Christ. And as we all know, we are the Body of Christ on earth, therefore all of God's promises to Abraham was made to us as well. We are therefore spiritual descendants of Abraham. We are in a spiritual sense the stars in the sky, too many to count. The Jews are like the sand on the seashore and we are like the stars in the sky.

What does all of this mean to you and me? Well, it means that we are like the stars in the sky. We need to shine our light for all to see. Despite the darkness all around us, we should not be intimidated, but we should be like the stars, shining no matter what. We are also children of the Most High God and therefore we are far above all of life's problems. We should look down on earth and see life through heaven's eyes. We shouldn't participate in the huddle and muddle of this life, as we are not part of it. We should bring hope to the world so that when they look at us they should marvel at our beauty. Our faces should shine like Moses' and Stephen's. We should know that as stars our prayers are way up high and that our prayers reach the Most High Place in heaven, where our Father is more than willing to listen.

Don't despair; don't walk around with the demeanour of a slave trapped in a world of misery. No, lift your head up high, and shine like the star you were created to be. Enjoy your life as a star of God. May His light and His favour shine on you and be with you all.

Thank you dear Father that You see us as the stars in the sky. Thank you that we have the ability to life above life's troubles. Thank you for the opportunity to shine Your love out to all. Please give us the strength to do just that. We love you Father. In Jesus' Name. Amen




1 comment for “12. Live amongst the stars”

  1. Gravatar of HenriHenri
    Posted Friday, 19 June 2015 at 11:40:06 AM

    Thank you for reminding us that all God's promises applies to us as gentiles too and therefore our responsibility to bring hope in the difficult circumstances facing our country.

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