A Revelation

Day by Day Devotions


Genesis 16: 1-5 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai. Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes. Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The Lord judge between you and me.”

I had such a REVELATION this morning re-reading Genesis 16!!!  Let me tell you I have always identified with Sarai due to the  “I’m gonna help God out” attitude!!!

It really hit me this morning that when Sarai was frustrated, disappointed, and hurt she took God out of the equation!!!  Ok, I got this now, I don’t like the way my life is going so I am going to take over now…

Then after she did her mess and mess it was… she put Him back in… May the Lord judge between me and you.  At the time she wanted her way she didn’t want God to bother her plans so she disregarded Him, His promise and everything.  But after she messed stuff up even more she decided to bring Him back in to vindicate her!!!

OH BOY… I have been there.  During my divorce when I thought this is not how my life is supposed to be, I completely removed Him for a time, but when I messed my life up even more, then I called out to Him to come clean up…

How I want to learn my lesson and always be before His face and not remove Him when it is convenient for me. What about you?


Kelly Davis