Genesis 17

Genesis 17

Genesis 17:1-27

SUMMARY: New names

OVERVIEWGod appears to Abram to reiterate his promise. He gives Abram and Sarai new names, establishes the practice of circumcision, and promises their child’s birth the following year.

BIG IDEA: God blesses and provides in his way and his time.

KEY VERSE: Genesis 17:7 (God to Abraham)
I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

You can dream, you can imagine, and you can hope. But I create. And I recreate. My vision for your life is beyond anything you can imagine. Walk with me and let me bless you so that you can bless others.

Go ahead and dream of making a global impact. I may allow that to happen, or I may not. Don’t think about how many people know about you and your service. Do think about the fact that I know you, and I am calling you into service. I’m the one with grand plans for your life. Trust me and what I want to do through you. Celebrate your calling, whether it’s around the globe or inside your home. You are part of my plan, and I want your faithfulness. I want you to bring me glory. Go ahead and dream big, but let me take care of the results. You prove your faith when you trust me and serve me with gladness.

Expect great things from God. Evaluate the content of your prayers. Are they God-sized or safe? Make any necessary changes, and begin to pray big, pray boldly, and trust God.