After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward”. Genesis 15:1
Beloved, our daddy God is a good God. We can’t fully wrap our minds around the goodness and graciousness of our Abba Father. God told Abram; “I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward”. It wasn’t a promise but a statement of fact. He said “I am ” not “I will be”. At certain instances in our lives, when things go wrong, it’s not that the mind of our Daddy has changed towards us. It’s just that our mind and focus have shifted from Him and what He told us. When we begin to sink in life’s storm, it’s a clear indication that our eyes and focus have shifted from our source.
Many times, it’s not that our eyes shifted to our problems or the storm; our eyes usually shift to ourselves. After God assured Abram that He was not only his shield but his great reward, Abram still asked God in the next verse (Genesis 15:2); “Lord what will you give me?” God was trying to point Abram to Himself (our daddy God) but Abram was too engrossed in himself.
Saints, God has given you His gift of abundant grace and righteousness to reign in life (Romans 5:17). But you still look at yourself and your self righteousness. The Lord is calling on you today; that you partake in all His benefits that is: His reward. Brothers and sisters, let’s look away from ourselves, our self effort and flesh. Let’s look up to Him alone who is our great reward.
*To be continued*
Prayer: My daddy God, You are my shield, my exceeding great reward. I look away from myself,and i look to you.