“...That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed My voice.”
American historians say the family trees of most Americans can only be traced back to 4 generations within the United States. For most of us, this means that our great-grandparents probably had a thick accent, spoke another language, and arrived from another location in the world.
This country is uniquely made up of people from all nations, creeds, cultures, languages, and races.
Now, unlike any other nation in the world, the United States of America is truly diverse in its culture, food, accents, languages, etc. When we look back at all the cultures within the US, we have to admit, God certainly had a very specific plan for this nation. The “Founding Fathers,” charted and plotted a concept that was so far-reaching into the future, there is absolutely no way that those original slave-owning founders could have possibly imagined what the nation would become, yet evolved we have!
God has you and your family here for a reason. Like visionaries before them, your great-grandparents, grandparents, or parents somehow believed they were casting a special life for you. Like Abraham’s seed fulfilling prophesy, so it is that we live at this time, in this place, helping to cast our family’s story into the future for God’s purpose. Ask God to help you to fulfill His purpose in your life; because ultimately the question is, will God’s purpose be fulfilled with you, or without you? L.
And, To everyone in the USA, Happy Independence Day !
Study Reference: Genesis 22-25, Proverbs 29:18
Excerpt from: "God's Timing, Vision, & Blessing."
In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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