Don’t Stop Short

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I  wonder why Abraham stopped short of asking God to save Sodom and Gomorrah for ten righteous people. Yes, the sins of these cities was severe and surely God’s heart was incredibly broken. But, Abraham had already established that he was being bold and God had established that he would answer Abraham’s multiple requests that began with fifty righteous down to ten.

The angels of the Lord even warned Abraham’s nephew, Lot, about the coming disaster telling him to gather his wife, two daughters and both sons-in-law (six people) and flee the area quickly.

What if Abraham would have asked God to spare these cities for the sake of his relatives living there?

Sometimes, perhaps many, we stop short of asking God for what is really on our heart or we ask out of the alignment of his will. The work of Jesus on the cross gives us the ability to approach God and ask big, bodacious things.

You will never know unless you ask.

Shalom!

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Author: Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace. Follow her on and Instagram @terese_belme_author

9 thoughts on “Don’t Stop Short”

      1. We also need to be bold in our prayers, and pray for people that we wouldn’t normally pray for or don’t feel like we would want to pray for. That’s part of what I’m trying to do right now. It’s that type of boldness that will make the lost sit up and take notice of what Jesus is doing!

      2. Yes, yes, yes!!! Years ago, God ask me to begin praying for those that commit crimes of any kind. At first it was really uncomfortable but the Holy Spirit kept reminding that my prayers, or yours or any other believer’s may be the only prayer these lost individuals are receiving.

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