11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.
This chapter we find out more about the death of Abraham. We are told he lived to be 175 years old. He was buried in the same location as his wife and would finally be able to visit his ancestors in heaven. The chapter goes on to tell us, “… God blessed his son Issac…”
What’s the point? Why this verse? As I was reading I had this verse underlined and I was trying to figure out why. I feel like God wanted me to realize the impact Abraham had on Isaacs life. The ripple affect he caused through his righteousness. Isaac received blessings from God because of Abraham.
When I think about my life, I can begin to find a correlation in the scripture and my own journey. I have had a bunch of people impact me during my life. None like my dad. He has shown me more Jesus than anyone ever has through his unconditional love for my sisters and I. His legacy will last through us and through the other lives he has touched along the way.
My question for you is, how are you impacting people in your life? Are you being intentional? Are you changing others lives? Or are you too focused on yourself? We will never be perfect enough to lead others. We must impact them with our imperfection. This is what Jesus wants for your life because this is what he did for others.
He impacted them with his love. Look where we are now! Thousands of years later still talking about Him. I want that for you. I want people to be talking about what God did through you and how it impacted others. Time to get to work.
How can I begin to impact others lives?
Am I too locked up in my own life right now?
Dear Lord, help us to throw out all excuses and begin to love others better. Teach us your ways so we are able to leave a lasting impact on the lives of others for years to come. In your powerful name we pray. Amen.
Have a great day!