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IF and THEN

  • Now Yahweh said to Abram, "Leave your country, and your relatives, and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. Genesis 12:1'2 WEB.

    Abram came to a crossroads in his life where he had to make a radical choice: to follow God's path or to continue on where he was. Following God meant that he would have to leave his hometown, abandon the life he had been building, and leave his family and relatives behind. Abram would have inherited part of his father Terah's property, so he had every reason to stay where he was.

    Yet the Lord had given Abram a promise that required action. It was a choice. The Lord told Abram to leave his father's house and country and go to the land that He would show him. Then He would bless Abram and make him into a great nation. So Abram had to take that first step to make that dream happen. Abram chose to move, then God fulfilled His promises to him, just as He had said.

    Scripture uses a code very similar to the one we use in computer programing, the "if and then." Many of the Lord's promises come with an "IF you do this, THEN I will do that" like these:

    "IF My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14).

    "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it" (Malachi 3:10).

    "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you" (Matthew 7:7).

    "Give, and it will be given unto you" (Luke 6:38).

    "Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 7:12).

    Delight yourself in the LORD, And He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4).

    All of these promises are conditional and depend on us doing something first. If we do the first part, then the Lord will do the second part.

    His plan often comes to us one step at a time, and we are not given step two until we complete step one. Sometimes God gives us a dream or a promise which requires an action on our part, but nothing will happen until we take that first step. Abram would have never lived out his destiny if he hadn't chosen to put God's will first.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want all that You have for me. If I've overlooked a step I should have taken in the past, please bring it to my attention. Remind me again of anything that I have missed and make Your will clear to me. I want Your way, and I want to follow Your path today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah……Amen
Jul 15
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you 

Jul 15
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, I pray for Your will to be done over my life. Thank You for your Grace and Mercy. Amen

Jul 15
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jul 15
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father let Your will be done in my life.

Jul 15
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.Have your will in our lives and let it be for you and your glory. Amen 

Jul 15
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. Lord lead me ,guide me. Give me the strength and the will to follow You this morning and day. In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

Jul 15
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jul 15
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Jul 15
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 15
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen

Jul 15
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you dear God for our many blessings and for watching over us and meeting our needs. Praise God Praise Jesus Amen 

Jul 15
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Jul 15
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Jul 15
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jul 15
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

Jul 15
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

It was really great hu my friend!

Jul 16
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I want all that You have for me. If I've overlooked a step I should have taken in the past, please bring it to my attention. Remind me again of anything that I have missed and make Your will clear to me. I want Your way, and I want to follow Your path today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Jul 15
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Yes Father, open my eyes to any past sins, mistakes I have made and there are plenty...so I can repent and not repeat them. I choose your will only for my life. Help me die to my ways and increase Jesus in me. Lead me in the path you want me on. Your yes in yes and Your no is no. Speak to me clearly so I know what to do. In Jesus Name. Amen

Jul 15
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done for me in my life, please give me Your forgiveness for not following Your call. Speak to me again in a way that I can understand to follow Your designs, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Thank You Father. 

Dear Pastor and Sylvia, thank you for leading us to understand what the Lord wants from us, God bless you both, Amen. 

Jul 15
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaranedited: Jul 15

Amen!

Jul 15
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks for the reminder, Pastor Dion, that our God is a God of action and faithfulness! Lord, make Your will clear to me. I choose You! Amen

Jul 15
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen 

Jul 15
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 15
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

Jul 15
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

I truly do want to follow where God wants me to and I am listening and taking steps.  I love the prayer and said it aloud. thank you!

Jul 16
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Mary Glovier
Mary Glovier

Amen!!

Jul 16