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Sarah: Beautiful Princess, Courageous and Loyal Wife

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Genesis 21:1 
Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. (NIV)

Hebrews 11:11 
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. (NIV)


Sarah's loyalty {and obedience} to Abraham gave her the right of sharing in his blessings. She became the mother of the nation of Israel { God had promised her husband Abraham that he would be the father of the Jewish nation, with descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky.- Genesis 12-1-7} –

Even though Sarah struggled in her faith {and come on! who doesn’t? after waiting for more than 25 years for a baby!!! I remember waiting 4.5 years to marry my husband and I was totally getting so desperate!!! I can’t imagine 25 years!!!!} , God saw fit to include Sarah as the first woman named in the Hebrews 11 "Faith Hall of Fame." 

God's power and blessing was with Sarah and Abraham despite their situation and apparent lack of trust in Him.

Sarah was 90  years old when she had her baby. Certainly she had given up hope of ever seeing her dream of motherhood fulfilled. Sarah was looking at God's promise from her limited, human perspective. But  despite this shortcoming, the Lord used her life to unfold an extraordinary plan, proving that he is never limited by what usually happens.


Lessons from Sarah's Life.


Statement of Faith

God changed her name from Sarai to Sarah and promised her a child (Genesis 17).

Changing Sarah's name was more than playing with words. Sarah meant mother of nations. Every time someone called Sarah or anytime she introduced herself to someone she was making a statement of faith, calling herself the mother of many nations even before she had a child. By this time she was already 90 years old.

Faith calls those things that are not as if they are. This is what we all women of faith should be doing. Let us speak God's words and promises constantly over ourselves  and over our families and children. There is power in words.


God Promises are Always YES and AMEN


Waiting for God to act in our lives may be the hardest task we ever face. {God’s promises are expensive, they’ say “good things won’t come easy”} It's also true that we can become dissatisfied when God's solution does not match our expectations. Sarah's life teaches us that when we feel doubtful or afraid, we should remember what God said to Abraham, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" (Genesis 18:14, NIV)


Perfect timing might not be our Timing


Sometimes we feel like God has placed our lives in a permanent holding pattern. Rather than taking matters into our own hands, we can let Sarah's story remind us that a time of waiting may be God's precise plan for us.

What promises of God are you waiting to have fulfilled in your life?

How can we be like Abraham and Sarah and wait with a heart full of faith?

God has great things in store for you and He will bring them to pass in His perfect timing. Let us be encouraged today to wait on HIM!, amen! 


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