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GENESIS 17:3-6
Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant
is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called
Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations, I will
make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. ”
An irate woman met her husband when he got off a merry-go- round and said, "Now, look at you.
You spent your money, you got off right where you got on, and you haven't been anywhere!"
Unfortunately, that's an accurate picture of life for many people today. But God has so much
more to offer.
That was true with Abraham. The first 75 years he sought his fortune, first in Ur and later in
Haran (Gen. 12:4). Then God called him to begin a journey that was both physical and spiritual.
Abraham spent the next 24 years seeking to follow his God. However, he also spent a good deal
of time living by his own wits instead of trusting the Lord. Finally, shortly before reaching the

century mark, he learned the secret.
He "fell on his face." Abraham totally surrendered to God, and it was then that God gave His
most spectacular promises. From Abram (Father of Height), God changed his name to Abraham
(Father of a Multitude). From an obscure desert sheik, he became the forerunner of kings and
For those willing to submit to Him, God has an abundant life in store. In fact, the apostle Paul
reminds us, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things
which God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Cor. 2:9).
If life seems a bit like a merry-go- round to you, maybe it's time to discover God's abundant life.
Surrender yourself completely to Him and find a life more fulfilling than you can imagine.


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