Read Genesis 17:15-21; 18:1-15
Her Name: Means “Princess”
Her Character: Beautiful enough to attract rulers in the ancient times. She was strong-willed and jealous. Yet Sarah was a loyal wife to Abraham who did what was right and didn’t give in to fear.
Her Sorrow: That she remained childless for most of her life.
Her Joy: That at age of ninety, she gave birth to Isaac, child of the promise.
Praying With Sarah
God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”
– Genesis 17: 16-16
Praise God: Because He keeps His promise.
Offer Thanks: That God has a gracious plan for you that will unfold in His time, according to His will.
Confess: Your anxiety and self-reliance
Ask God: To help you wait with a listening ear and a ready heart to do His will.
Lift Your Heart
God hints at His purpose for you by planting dreams within your heart. Sarah’s dream was to give birth to a son. Find quite place and spend some time focusing on your dreams. Ask yourself what dreams you’ve been too busy, too afraid, or too disappointed to pursue. Write them down and pray about each one. Is God giving you to go-ahead to pursue on in particular? If you take the plunge, you might just find yourself joyfully echoing Sarah’s wors in Genesis 21:6: “God has brought laughter for me.”
Father, thank you for loving me despite the fact that my soul still contains shadows that sometimes block the light of Your Spirit. As I grow older, may I trust You more completely for the dreams You’ve implanted in my soul, the promises you’ve made to me like Sarah, may I be surrounded by laughter at the wonderful way You accomplished Your purpose despite my weaknesses.