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Open Hostility

Sep 10, 2018 | Prayer

Genesis 25:18 NLT
Ishmael’s descendants occupied the region from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt in the direction of Asshur. There they lived in open hostility toward all their relatives.

Today start your day by surrendering your body, soul and your spirit at the feet of Jesus.

Pastor Amit Kamble once shared that “the highest place that you can ever reach is at the feet of Jesus.”

Our success is not in how many nations we travelled or how much famous we are, but our success is us being at His feet. Click To Tweet

The bible speaks about Abraham and Hagar, where the promised child was from Abraham and Sarah and since Abraham thought it as impossible he became intimate with Hagar and she gave birth to Ishmael.

The verse says the descendants of Ishmael lived in open hostility. This happened because one man was not sensitive to how God had planned for his life, but it in turn created problem for themselves.

Question: Where is your primary devotion? Is it at your workplace, in the arms of your lover or at the feet of Jesus?

If your devotion is not at the feet of Jesus then you would be giving birth to the Ishmael’s in your life. Click To Tweet

The problem with the Ishmael’s is that it may bring immediate joy and satirisation but eventually

– you may throttle the plan and purpose of God,
– bring barriers to the covenant that He has made in your life
– these things will become a pain to the real purposes of God that you have in your life.

May God protect you from being intimate with your sinful temptations or commitment to ministry or anything that takes you away from Jesus.

Realign your devotion back to the feet of Jesus.

Prayer:
Father I pray for every Abraham and Sarah that are listening to me, no more of compromising in our relationship with you. Lord I pray that you will realign us from the bed of the slave to the bed of our lover. We don’t want to spend time with the ones that enslaves us as much as we want to spend time at Your feet and in Your presence because that is where our Isaac’s, our destinies come to life. We thank You for what You are about to do, in the mighty name of Jesus we pray, amen!

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