Just thoughts

We have been going through Genesis on Sunday Night at my church and I am amazed at the way God continues to use Abraham. Over and over God has told him the promise that he will use him, that he will give him a son, and that he will make a great nation out of him. Abraham does not believe him, concieves Ishmael, asks God to just use Ishmael. He lies and lies, even telling over one he had already been caught in. Even I am smarter than that. But God still uses him. He is one of the great Fathers of the Faith. He is given to us as an example in Romans. His faith was reckoned to him for righteousness. Yet he did not believe God, his wife laughed at God.

If God can use his faith, surely he can use mine. I weary of trying to be the perfect pastor, of setting the perfect example. I pray that God will use me as he used Abraham. Not because of him, or who he was, but in spite of him and who he was.

Use me Father, use me.

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