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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What are you the father of?

In Genesis 17:5, God meets with Abram and changes his name, “No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.” From then on when Abraham would introduce himself, he would introduce himself as the “father of many nations.” God changed Abraham’s destiny, calling, and giftings when he changed his name. In order for Abraham to embrace his life’s change, God changed his name to reflect the changed calling on Abraham’s life.

 What are you called to do?

Abraham was called to be a father to many nations. In fact, in Matthew 1:1, the very first chapter and verse in the Bible we find Abraham’s calling has surpassed his life, “A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham.” Did you catch that, the son of Abraham? Not only was Abraham the father of many nations but his genealogy carried over into the very lineage of Jesus Christ, forty-two generations later.

Ask yourself the following questions:

 What will you do today that will outlive you?

 Which of your giftings will extend to generations to come?

 Look at your “to do list” what items will have a lasting, continual effect for generations to come?

 And finally…Are you fully engaged in your calling?

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