Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Doing things "my" way

As I was reading my daily reading it was about Abram & Sarai. Now, as much as I hate to admit it, my girl Sarai is a lot like me. You see, God promised Abram a son & many descendants but ole Sarai just couldn't wait for God to fulfill that promise so she hatches this plan. Now, I'm not so sure I would have done THIS but ..... She takes her maidservant & decides that it would be a good idea to have her husband sleep with Hagar.

I'm thinking, what in the world made her think of that?? I mean come on, that was bound to cause all kinds of problems. Little did she know!! Now here's the part that cracks me up, when Hagar realized she was pregnant she started showing contempt toward Sarai (well duh) & what is Sarai's reaction?? She tells Abram it's all his fault. She says to him "I gave her the privilege of sleeping with you. The Lord will make you pay for what's been done to me". Really?? Isn't this just like how us women do?? We come up with this brilliant plan & when it fails who do we blame??? I'm my home, it's always Ed.

I could go on about all the problems this one decision caused but we would be here forever. Go check it out yourself in Genesis 16. The lesson for the day.... WAIT for God to do what He says He will do!