Latrece Davis :: ISHMAEL OR ISAAC

LaTreceDavis-01212014-150-163ISHMAEL OR ISAAC?

By Minister LaTrece Davis

“Abraham, remember, had two sons: one by the slave woman and one by the free woman. The son of the slave woman was born by human connivance; the son of the free woman was born by God’s promise.” Galatians 4: 22-23

There have been so many times where I have tried to “help” God with some of the promises He’s given me. Needless to say my help wasn’t any help at all. How many Ishmael’s have we brought about through self-help (human effort) rather than receiving Isaacs just by believing God’s promises for us? It is through faith and patience that we inherit the promises of God. What God has in store for us is so much bigger and better than what we could ever imagine. We must have faith in Him and in His timing. We don’t have to try to figure out how or when but trust God in knowing that it will come to pass. Not one of the good promises that the Lord made to the house of Israel failed but all came to pass. Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever and He is no respecter of person. If He didn’t fail the house of Israel then, He will certainly not fail us now! The house of Israel failed to enter into what God had in store for them because of their unbelief. And so Today, please listen, don’t turn a deaf ear to what the Spirit of God is saying! Don’t try to lean on your own understanding but rather trust God with all your heart. Whether it’s with ministry, your health, a spouse, your marriage and family, a material thing, a spiritual thing, whatever it may be, trust God to do what He promised and wait on the Lord. There are way too many Ishmael marriages and relationships, ministries and churches, and businesses because of people trying to manifest what God promised through human effort instead of by faith. God watches over His own word to perform it. You don’t have a thing to worry about! Grow strong in faith by giving thanks and glory to God. Against hope we believe in hope which is our Living Hope, Jesus Christ!

“That famous promise God gave Abraham- that he and his children would possess the earth- was not given because of something Abraham did or would do. It was based on God’s decision to put everything together for him, which Abraham then entered when he believed.” Romans 4:13 The Message Bible

“This is why the fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God and His way, and then simply embracing Him and what He does. God’s promise arrives as pure gift. That’s the only way everyone can be sure to get in on it, those who keep the religious traditions and those who have never heard of them. For Abraham is father of us all. He is not our racial father- that’s reading the story backward. He is our faith father.” Romans 4:16 The Message Bible

Minister LaTrece Davis was born and raised in New Jersey but now resides in the state of Georgia. She was ordained a minister of the gospel March 2012 by her spiritual parents, Pastors Emilio and Vahlia Drakes of Christian Ambassadors Worship Center International (Turnersville, NJ). She is founder of SALT Ministries and is currently in the process of writing and publishing her first book.

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