Genesis 20:17-18, Genesis 21:1-2
prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his
maidservants; and they bare children. For the LORD had fast closed up
all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's
wife. *And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto
Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in
his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
is one thing not to be afraid because you are trusting God even though
you are going through trials and difficulties, and it is another thing
for you to still make yourself available for God to touch and bless
lives through you despite all the things that you are going through. Our
text above shows us that Abraham prayed unto God for Abimelech's
household and God opened up the wombs of every woman in that household.
At this time, Sarah's womb was not yet opened but Abraham did not say
“Lord how would you be asking me to pray for the opening of someone
else's womb when my wife's womb is not yet opened”. He simply obeyed God
and did what God wanted him to do for Abimelech's household. Little did
he know that shortly after, Sarah's womb was going to be opened too.
Job obeyed God and prayed for his friends even while he was still in his
trial and God turned around his captivity, Job 42:10. Joseph interpreted
the dreams of others (Genesis 40:5-19) when his own dream had not yet
been fulfilled. God eventually used one of those he ministered to, to
fulfill his own dream. Never allow what you are going through to make
you stop doing what God has called, assigned or is leading you to do. Do
not be so down because of what you are going through that you cannot
hear God's voice and follow His leading anymore. Jesus said do not look
sad because you are fasting, Matt.6:16. Do not stop fellowshipping with
God, do not stop going to church, do not stop serving and ministering in
God's house. Do not stop showing love and being a blessing. Yield
yourself to God.
PRAYER FOCUS: I yield myself to you Lord. Use me to touch and bless
the lives of others. I receive your grace to keep being a blessing to