This morning as I was listening to my partner give a discipleship lesson to some of our contacts, Genesis 17:1 was read: “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am El-Shaddai – ‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.'”
What a simple but powerful statement. God showed Abram his power and gave him a command: “Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.” At 99 years old, one might think that his life was about over. However, for Abram, it was only just beginning. Next year his wife would have a baby.
God gives us this command as well. We must be faithful, we must serve Him only, and our life should reflect clearly His character. Blameless. What a big word, but I want it to be said of me.
99 years old and Abram’s story was just beginning. Tomorrow, I will wake up with a life ahead of me. 25 years and the story is just beginning. What an exciting adventure. Thank you for the opportunity, God. Let’s do this thing!