And said, “My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not on pass on by Your servant. Genesis 18:3 NKJV
God appeared to Abraham. The man of faith ran to meet his Lord. Abraham bowed before God in submission. Abraham suggested God sit down to wash the desert dust from His feet. He offered God a shady spot to rest and food to renew His strength.
God was not tired. He did not need to rest. The Lord did not have dirty feet from walking through the dessert. God was not hungry. He did not need to eat to maintain His strength. The Lord accepted Abraham’s hospitality because it was offered in faith!
This was not a chance encounter. God did not run into Abraham on the way to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. He came to announce that Sarah would have a son. The Lord would bless them in their old age.
God met Abraham in the wilderness. He allowed Abraham to provide Him with water. He let Abraham to be a gracious host by offering a place to rest. The Lord accepted a meal from Abraham. He gave Abraham an opportunity to intercede for Lott and his family.
Jesus is near to people who serve Him today!
God does not need anything from us. God allows us to serve Him. He allows us to intercede for people. God is restoring broken hearts. He is restoring marriages, families and relationships. Jesus wants us to join Him in His work!
I have a desire to serve God. Sometimes I think God has passed me by. I wonder if He will ever find me useful for ministry. I wonder if God finds the desire of my heart acceptable in His sight!
Perhaps you have similar doubts. Maybe you think God has passed you by. You may wonder if your sins, failures and mistakes have disqualified you from serving the Lord.
Jesus sees straight into your heart. Jesus knows the desires He put there. Jesus knows the good works He has prepared you to walk in before the foundations of the world were put in place.!
If you desire is to serve God and walk before Him with a pure heart Jesus will not pass you by. If you have the desire to serve God for His glory and honor you have found favor in His sight.
God will bless you. Jesus will accept your sacrifice of service even if you are long in the tooth!
The Lord is near enough to see the desire of your heart. Bow your heart in submission. Run to Jesus in faith today!
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