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Living in an the Upside Down Promise

Nov 18th, 2018 by Annali Topf | 0

“What is one thing God is calling me to leave behind so that I can live out my Christian calling without boarders?”

That is the question we will be asking one another this Sunday. We will be considering this question through the lens of Abraham and Sarah, and God’s blessings given to them throughout the book of Genesis.

Why are we focusing on Abraham and Sarah? Well, God’s blessings to them included many descendants, and Abraham and Sarah were barren! God’s blessing to them included having land, Abraham and Sarah were wanderers. God’s blessing to them included the entire world knowing them, but Abraham and Sarah slipped in and out of communities seemingly without effect or lasting impact. It seems that for each blessing, Abraham and Sarah have a long list of reasons why these blessing will never come into fruition.

This coming week we will enter this story without knowing how it really ends. We will challenge ourselves to imagine just one thing that we may need to leave behind to live into the faith God calls us to. To live into the promises that God has promised us. To wander, at God’s mercy, and be assured of God’s faithfulness, as we also wait for God’s blessings to be fully realized in our own lives.

Hebrews 12:1, NIV

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

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