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It's hard, mostly impossible, to see the world the way God does. Caught up in our own lives, we see the world mostly from our own narrow points of view.

Perhaps in these next few moments, however, you can get a glimpse of what the Creator sees, and hear the message that God has for all the world to understand.

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God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

Genesis 17:15-16

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Think

Sarai means "my princess," but Sarah means "princess." God changed Sarah from the princess of one to the princess of many. Abraham and Sarah were being transformed from people focused on an individual family to parents focused on the future of many nations. Yet Sarah was to bear only one son. One child doesn’t seem like enough when thinking about parenting many nations. But one was enough. The mother of one would be mother of many - even kings.

Our roles in life may seem small and insignificant. We may feel like what we do does not make an impact on the Kingdom of God. We may dream of doing great things and find ourselves with small tasks instead. God has often worked through the small to do mighty things. We do not have to do something great in order for God to use us for great things.

Bonnie Cassida

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Pray

Holy God, give me courage to be obedient, even in the small things of life. May I see myself as part of your work. Amen

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Go

Go now with the assurance
That God has you in mind;
God values you and
Knows your potential.
Live this day knowing
That God has something for you;
God is making a difference
Through you.

Bonnie Cassida

Bonnie Cassida is pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri. She is wife, mother of three, gardener, and dog lover. She is studying to be a beekeeper.

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