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Divine Separation - When we hear the word “separation” immediately our thoughts go to a married couple going their separate ways. However, do you know that separation extends to family, friends, or anyone dear to you? Are you aware that “separation” can also be a God-thing? In this plan, we would explore the life of Abraham and how Divine Separation had to happen for him to fulfill the plans and purposes that God had in store for him. (1)

Divine Separation

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A Divine Separation Is Ordained By God For A Greater Purpose – A Divine Purpose!

Usually, when we hear the word separation, it brings with it a great sense of loss and heartbreak. I believe no matter what the separation is it will always hurt in the present moment. But I understand that while all separation is difficult and hurtful not all separation is bad and can be beneficial for us eventually. One of the most devastating separations we can face as humans are being separated from God. But I am so thankful for Jesus and the finished work of the cross; that we no longer must live separated from him, I like to say it like this, "Now I get to live separated unto him."

There are several definitions of the word separation, but the one I most like is, "The place at which a division or parting occurs."

Before we came to the saving grace of Jesus, we found ourselves in a distant place. Once Jesus comes into our lives that gap or distance is removed and we have free access to God the father because of the bridge Jesus made for us. While there is such freedom now to access the Father, the enemy still seeks to keep us from him.

The enemy preys on keeping us in bondage so we will always feel separated from God. He loves to play on our emotions because he is so good at manipulation. One area the enemy keeps God's children in bondage is the area of strife.

The definition of strife is, "Vigorous or bitter conflict, a quarrel, discord, and antagonism or competition and rivalry." Often we find ourselves in strife when we refuse to separate from the people with different values, visions, dreams, and purposes in life. Don't get me wrong; I am not saying that we should be clannish and secluded but when we allow the compromising of our values that go against God's Word and Will for our lives; we will find ourselves in trouble. Sometimes God is calling you to a place where he can pour into you, and that means leaving people aside for that time. God called Abraham to a great destiny with promises beyond his imagination. But God was very specific in Abraham moving away from his family to a place where God would do this great work in him. Abraham did not follow the instructions as he should and took his nephew Lot along. Mind you this nephew caused him a lot of trouble. It is vital for us to understand that following God's instructions will always lead to life and not strife.

Food for thought: Do I need a divine separation in my life and if so what is God's instructions?

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King James Version (KJV)

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The King James Version (KJV) of the holy Bible was first printed in 1611, but the main edition used today is the 1769 version.The King James Version (KJV) is also known as the Authorized (or Authorised) Version (AV) because it was authorized to be read in churches.For over 300 years it was the main English translation used in the English speaking world, and is much admired and respected.About 400 words and phrases coined or popularised by the King James Version are part the English language today.

Revision

The King James Version of the Bible was not a new translation but a revision of the English Bible which was commissioned by King James I of Great Britain, following the Church of England Hampton Court Conference in 1604.54 scholars from London, Oxford and Cambridge worked on the project. They were all from the Church of England (Anglicans), but included those of traditional and Puritan views.

Officially the 1586 Bishop’s Bible was used as the base for the revision, but the scholars referenced all existing Bible translations in English, such as the Geneva Bible and Tyndale, and also editions in other languages.The completed Bible was first printed in 1611, and included the Apocrypha, which is omitted from this edition.

1769 edition

In 1611 English spelling and punctuation were not in standard forms, and the Bible underwent a mainly-orthographic revision by Oxford and Cambridge universities in 1769, which is the version most people use today.The rights of the King James Version of the Bible were, and still are, protected under British law and are vested in the Crown.

Bible Society edition

In 1804 the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS) was founded and they printed millions of cheap copies of the Bible for people to buy and read.Through the work of the Bible Societies the King James Version (KJV) became the most printed and most widely read book in the world.

1954 Paragraphed Edition

The King James Version was printed with each new verse starting on a new line. In 1954 the British and Foreign Bible Society produced a new edition of the KJV, keeping the original 1769 text, but adding sub-titles and paragraphs, making it easier to read.In 2011 this was reprinted in a special edition, with other appendices such as a Glossary, and concordance, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version.This is the text used in this on-line edition. The paragraphing, sub-headings from 1954, and other additions from 2011, are copyright the British and Foreign Bible Society.

Copyright Information

Rights in the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible are vested in the Crown. Published by permission of the Crown's patentee, Cambridge University Press.

This edition

This edition of the King James Authorised Version was paragraphed with sub-headings added by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1954 and released again as a special edition in 2011.

BFBS additions © 2011 British and Foreign Bible Society

This text is maintained by the British and Foreign Bible Society

If you are interested in obtaining a printed copy, please contact the British and Foreign Bible Society at www.biblesociety.org.uk

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We would like to thank Pastor Lisa Singh, founder of Inspirations by Lisa for providing this plan. For more information, please visit: http://hgmny.org/pastor-lisa-singh

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A Divine Separation Is Ordained By God For A Greater Purpose – A Divine Purpose!

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Usually, when we hear the word separation, it brings with it a great sense of loss and heartbreak. I believe no matter what the separation is it will always hurt in the present moment. But I understand that while all separation is difficult and hurtful not all separation is bad and can be beneficial for us eventually. One of the most devastating separations we can face as humans are being separated from God. But I am so thankful for Jesus and the finished work of the cross; that we no longer must live separated from him, I like to say it like this, \"Now I get to live separated unto him.\"

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There are several definitions of the word separation, but the one I most like is, \"The place at which a division or parting occurs.\"

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Before we came to the saving grace of Jesus, we found ourselves in a distant place. Once Jesus comes into our lives that gap or distance is removed and we have free access to God the father because of the bridge Jesus made for us. While there is such freedom now to access the Father, the enemy still seeks to keep us from him.

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The enemy preys on keeping us in bondage so we will always feel separated from God. He loves to play on our emotions because he is so good at manipulation. One area the enemy keeps God's children in bondage is the area of strife.

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The definition of strife is, \"Vigorous or bitter conflict, a quarrel, discord, and antagonism or competition and rivalry.\" Often we find ourselves in strife when we refuse to separate from the people with different values, visions, dreams, and purposes in life. Don't get me wrong; I am not saying that we should be clannish and secluded but when we allow the compromising of our values that go against God's Word and Will for our lives; we will find ourselves in trouble. Sometimes God is calling you to a place where he can pour into you, and that means leaving people aside for that time. God called Abraham to a great destiny with promises beyond his imagination. But God was very specific in Abraham moving away from his family to a place where God would do this great work in him. Abraham did not follow the instructions as he should and took his nephew Lot along. Mind you this nephew caused him a lot of trouble. It is vital for us to understand that following God's instructions will always lead to life and not strife.

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Food for thought: Do I need a divine separation in my life and if so what is God's instructions?

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1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

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Get Rid Of Strife In Your Life

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With a great vision from God Abraham ventured out to see the fulfillment of his promise all the while taking Lot along who was not part of God's instructions. The Bible records a famine in the land that led Abraham and his family to Egypt. Sometimes the call of God doesn't always lead us on a straight, smooth path but in the curves on the journey, we must believe God's promises are true. Over the course of time, the famine was over, and Abraham's wealth increased, and so did Lot's, but the land they occupied was not large enough to contain them both and all they owned. In our lives, we believe if we don't take care of family members, friends or just people close to us we are not \"Christ-like.\" God specifically told Abraham to leave his family, and all that he knew was familiar so God could do something grand and new in his life. The blessings God bestowed upon Abraham were not to prosper him alone it included all the families of the earth. But initiating the journey was one he needed to start alone with God.

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When we take it upon ourselves to bring others along when God did not sanction it we open the door wide to strife. The Bible records that quarreling and discord ensued between the workers of Abraham and Lot due to a lack of space. Sometimes, people come to you for help, they might be in a tight spot and need a hand to get stable, nothing is wrong with lending a helping hand, and we should be very inclined to help those we love in need. But for sharing your personal space especially when you have your own family, it's something that should never be a long-term arrangement. Nothing is wrong with protecting your family and your personal space because without a clear picture of your destiny and lack of discernment you can create a situation for strife to exist.

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It would seem that while Abraham was journeying to his promise, he would have recognized how serious God's instructions were to do this on his own. Abraham confronted Lot by practically begging him to separate, to go in the other direction and he gave him the option to choose where he wanted to go. Abraham understood strife would hinder the call on his life.

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Food for Thought: Do I have strife in my life?

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Divine Separation Will Bring Clarity Of The Call And Re-establish The Promises

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It is incredible how strife can blind us to the call and vision that God has for our lives. As we saw yesterday Abraham was not willing to allow strife to remain in his life; he did not give it time to grow and fester under the guise of trying to help his family. Abraham saw the heart of Lot when he was given the opportunity to choose where he wanted to live. Abraham had a heart after God and wanted to follow the path that God had for him, but Lot's desire was distinctly different, and his choice showed that. We all know the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and the tragic end for that city pair. Just because we are related to someone doesn't always mean we share the same vision and values.

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Interestingly enough once the divine separation took place and Abraham confronted the potential strife in his life; suddenly, God shows up to speak with Abraham and reiterate the promises made to him. The cluttering of Abraham space was blinding him from seeing the bigger picture. So often when we don't confront strife as Abraham did, all our time will be consumed with what the person is doing wrong, or how much of your stuff they are using, and a spirit of complaining develops.

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When we get so consumed with strife, it will stifle the vision and keep us blind from all of God's blessings. We seem to live in a society that makes confrontation and separation a bad thing. But in the walk of the believer, it is so necessary to confront and separate from anything that would hinder the call of God in our lives. Believe it or not, your separation from a toxic relationship can put you in a position to even save that person. Please don't misunderstand me; I am not talking about separation in marriages because there is marital counseling that could be done to restore your marriage. I am speaking of relationships outside the bond of marriage.

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Once we confront strife and separate from the toxic emotions, there will be the restoration of your vision and call. Perhaps you could not pray and effectively meditate due to strife and a lack of peace internally. Today I want you to know God desires to communicate his plan for your life again. Why not let the strife go today.

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Food for Thought: What situations need I confront today? Am I able to focus on God's plan for my life or am I absorbed with toxic emotions?

"},"completed":false},"date":"2022-11-22","day":3},{"references":["GEN.18.16+GEN.18.17+GEN.18.18+GEN.18.19+GEN.18.20+GEN.18.21+GEN.18.22"],"references_completed":[],"references_remaining":["GEN.18.16+GEN.18.17+GEN.18.18+GEN.18.19+GEN.18.20+GEN.18.21+GEN.18.22"],"completed":false,"refs_completed":false,"additional_content":{"text":{"default":"## Divine Separation Will Reveal Hidden Plans For The Future \n\nWhen we make a conscious and deliberate choice not to allow strife to perpetuate in our lives, it not only gives us clarity of the vision for our own lives but it causes God to share his plans even for the future of others. I had many situations where I kept holding on to people and keeping them in my life even when there were outward signs we did not have the same shared vision and values. One thing that can perpetuate strife is to be in control of others, thinking we know what is best for them and trying to make them go in our direction when their heart is elsewhere. I am not ashamed to say I have suffered from this \"control freak\" syndrome. I guess because I grew up with little parental guidance and many failures; that I was bent on making sure the people in my life would have a path to follow that was right in my eyes. I had so much strife in my life I was devastated when the actual separation happened. \n\nThe reason I can write on this is because I lived in it for many years and due to cultivating strife in my life I was blinded by this notion that to help someone I love I had to keep them close and in my space even if it made me miserable. Somehow I convinced myself I was,\" suffering for the cause.\" What a lie from hell! Over the years I have learned that divine separation can give me more clarity in helping the person rather than staying in strife. After Abraham separated from Lot, he developed such a close relationship with God that was so intimate; God was not willing to keep secrets from him. Who would have thought refusing to keep strife in our lives could open our hearts to the plans of God for the future of others. Just Amazing!!! \n\nGod was about to investigate the situation in Sodom and Gomorrah and shared his intentions with Abraham because God considered him a friend. I am overwhelmed with the grace of our God toward us who desire to walk in his ways but even to our family and friends in caring to share what might happen if we don't pray for them. If you want to help your loved ones, it is time to clear the clutter so you can be useful for their survival. \n\nFood for Thought : Am I able to hear what is on God's heart? Do I know what will be the outcome for my loved ones and friends? \n"},"html":{"default":"

Divine Separation Will Reveal Hidden Plans For The Future

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When we make a conscious and deliberate choice not to allow strife to perpetuate in our lives, it not only gives us clarity of the vision for our own lives but it causes God to share his plans even for the future of others. I had many situations where I kept holding on to people and keeping them in my life even when there were outward signs we did not have the same shared vision and values. One thing that can perpetuate strife is to be in control of others, thinking we know what is best for them and trying to make them go in our direction when their heart is elsewhere. I am not ashamed to say I have suffered from this \"control freak\" syndrome. I guess because I grew up with little parental guidance and many failures; that I was bent on making sure the people in my life would have a path to follow that was right in my eyes. I had so much strife in my life I was devastated when the actual separation happened.

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The reason I can write on this is because I lived in it for many years and due to cultivating strife in my life I was blinded by this notion that to help someone I love I had to keep them close and in my space even if it made me miserable. Somehow I convinced myself I was,\" suffering for the cause.\" What a lie from hell! Over the years I have learned that divine separation can give me more clarity in helping the person rather than staying in strife. After Abraham separated from Lot, he developed such a close relationship with God that was so intimate; God was not willing to keep secrets from him. Who would have thought refusing to keep strife in our lives could open our hearts to the plans of God for the future of others. Just Amazing!!!

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God was about to investigate the situation in Sodom and Gomorrah and shared his intentions with Abraham because God considered him a friend. I am overwhelmed with the grace of our God toward us who desire to walk in his ways but even to our family and friends in caring to share what might happen if we don't pray for them. If you want to help your loved ones, it is time to clear the clutter so you can be useful for their survival.

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Food for Thought: Am I able to hear what is on God's heart? Do I know what will be the outcome for my loved ones and friends?

"},"completed":false},"date":"2022-11-23","day":4},{"references":["GEN.18.23+GEN.18.24+GEN.18.25+GEN.18.26+GEN.18.27+GEN.18.28+GEN.18.29+GEN.18.30+GEN.18.31+GEN.18.32+GEN.18.33","GEN.19.27+GEN.19.28+GEN.19.29"],"references_completed":[],"references_remaining":["GEN.18.23+GEN.18.24+GEN.18.25+GEN.18.26+GEN.18.27+GEN.18.28+GEN.18.29+GEN.18.30+GEN.18.31+GEN.18.32+GEN.18.33","GEN.19.27+GEN.19.28+GEN.19.29"],"completed":false,"refs_completed":false,"additional_content":{"text":{"default":"## Divine Separation Will Produce Effective Intercession \n\nIf we dug deep into the heart of the matter when it comes down to it; the truth is we all have love for our families and friends. At the core of us when we help them it is because we start off genuinely wanting to make a difference, but the misconception is to believe we can change them or cause them to fit into our mold of life. God didn't design their change to take place in that manner because the truth is we will take all the credit for their change. Only God can change the heart of a person, all we can do is love them while still maintaining space and avoiding clutter. \n\nAfter God shared his plans for Sodom and Gomorrah with Abraham, we get to see a glimpse of what is in Abraham's heart for his nephew Lot. We see Abraham take the opportunity to pray for the city of Sodom and Gomorrah without uttering one mention of Lots name. I love he had such a beautiful relationship with God that even if he did not come outright to say his nephew's name God knew his heart toward him. And God entertains Abraham requests to petition for a city beyond repair. His love for his nephew rose to the surface even though he knew Lot had chosen a life outside of God and had made many poor choices. \n\nAbraham petitioned God for the city based on fifty people being found righteous. I am sure Abraham knew the condition of Sodom and Gomorrah, but in his love for his nephew he was not willing to let him die without trying, and Abraham continued his petitions forty-five, thirty, twenty and then ten righteous people. His heart for Lot was evident, and this was possible because when the time to separate came, he did. Had Abraham not separated from Lot he could never intercede for him. \n\nThe city of Sodom and Gomorrah was not saved, but Abraham's intercession saved Lot and his daughters. Today I present to you; the ones you are trying to save in your own strength will only lead you to strife. But if like Abraham you would learn to refuse strife in your life God will use the divine separation to save them. \n\nFood For Thought : Am I interceding for the people I care about or Am I still trying to save them myself? \n"},"html":{"default":"

Divine Separation Will Produce Effective Intercession

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If we dug deep into the heart of the matter when it comes down to it; the truth is we all have love for our families and friends. At the core of us when we help them it is because we start off genuinely wanting to make a difference, but the misconception is to believe we can change them or cause them to fit into our mold of life. God didn't design their change to take place in that manner because the truth is we will take all the credit for their change. Only God can change the heart of a person, all we can do is love them while still maintaining space and avoiding clutter.

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After God shared his plans for Sodom and Gomorrah with Abraham, we get to see a glimpse of what is in Abraham's heart for his nephew Lot. We see Abraham take the opportunity to pray for the city of Sodom and Gomorrah without uttering one mention of Lots name. I love he had such a beautiful relationship with God that even if he did not come outright to say his nephew's name God knew his heart toward him. And God entertains Abraham requests to petition for a city beyond repair. His love for his nephew rose to the surface even though he knew Lot had chosen a life outside of God and had made many poor choices.

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Abraham petitioned God for the city based on fifty people being found righteous. I am sure Abraham knew the condition of Sodom and Gomorrah, but in his love for his nephew he was not willing to let him die without trying, and Abraham continued his petitions forty-five, thirty, twenty and then ten righteous people. His heart for Lot was evident, and this was possible because when the time to separate came, he did. Had Abraham not separated from Lot he could never intercede for him.

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The city of Sodom and Gomorrah was not saved, but Abraham's intercession saved Lot and his daughters. Today I present to you; the ones you are trying to save in your own strength will only lead you to strife. But if like Abraham you would learn to refuse strife in your life God will use the divine separation to save them.

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Food For Thought: Am I interceding for the people I care about or Am I still trying to save them myself?

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We would like to thank Pastor Lisa Singh, founder of Inspirations by Lisa for providing this plan. For more information, please visit: http://hgmny.org/pastor-lisa-singh

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A Divine Separation Is Ordained By God For A Greater Purpose – A Divine Purpose!

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Usually, when we hear the word separation, it brings with it a great sense of loss and heartbreak. I believe no matter what the separation is it will always hurt in the present moment. But I understand that while all separation is difficult and hurtful not all separation is bad and can be beneficial for us eventually. One of the most devastating separations we can face as humans are being separated from God. But I am so thankful for Jesus and the finished work of the cross; that we no longer must live separated from him, I like to say it like this, \"Now I get to live separated unto him.\"

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There are several definitions of the word separation, but the one I most like is, \"The place at which a division or parting occurs.\"

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Before we came to the saving grace of Jesus, we found ourselves in a distant place. Once Jesus comes into our lives that gap or distance is removed and we have free access to God the father because of the bridge Jesus made for us. While there is such freedom now to access the Father, the enemy still seeks to keep us from him.

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The enemy preys on keeping us in bondage so we will always feel separated from God. He loves to play on our emotions because he is so good at manipulation. One area the enemy keeps God's children in bondage is the area of strife.

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The definition of strife is, \"Vigorous or bitter conflict, a quarrel, discord, and antagonism or competition and rivalry.\" Often we find ourselves in strife when we refuse to separate from the people with different values, visions, dreams, and purposes in life. Don't get me wrong; I am not saying that we should be clannish and secluded but when we allow the compromising of our values that go against God's Word and Will for our lives; we will find ourselves in trouble. Sometimes God is calling you to a place where he can pour into you, and that means leaving people aside for that time. God called Abraham to a great destiny with promises beyond his imagination. But God was very specific in Abraham moving away from his family to a place where God would do this great work in him. Abraham did not follow the instructions as he should and took his nephew Lot along. Mind you this nephew caused him a lot of trouble. It is vital for us to understand that following God's instructions will always lead to life and not strife.

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Food for thought: Do I need a divine separation in my life and if so what is God's instructions?

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1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

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","reference":{"human":"Genesis 12:1-5","usfm":["GEN.12.1","GEN.12.2","GEN.12.3","GEN.12.4","GEN.12.5"]}}},"references":["GEN.12.1+GEN.12.2+GEN.12.3+GEN.12.4+GEN.12.5"],"completed":false,"refs_completed":false,"date":"2022-11-20","references_completed":[],"day":1,"references_remaining":["GEN.12.1+GEN.12.2+GEN.12.3+GEN.12.4+GEN.12.5"]},{"references":["GEN.13.5+GEN.13.6","GEN.13.8+GEN.13.9+GEN.13.10+GEN.13.11+GEN.13.12+GEN.13.13"],"references_completed":[],"references_remaining":["GEN.13.5+GEN.13.6","GEN.13.8+GEN.13.9+GEN.13.10+GEN.13.11+GEN.13.12+GEN.13.13"],"completed":false,"refs_completed":false,"additional_content":{"text":{"default":"## Get Rid Of Strife In Your Life \n\nWith a great vision from God Abraham ventured out to see the fulfillment of his promise all the while taking Lot along who was not part of God's instructions. The Bible records a famine in the land that led Abraham and his family to Egypt. Sometimes the call of God doesn't always lead us on a straight, smooth path but in the curves on the journey, we must believe God's promises are true. Over the course of time, the famine was over, and Abraham's wealth increased, and so did Lot's, but the land they occupied was not large enough to contain them both and all they owned. In our lives, we believe if we don't take care of family members, friends or just people close to us we are not \" Christ-like .\" God specifically told Abraham to leave his family, and all that he knew was familiar so God could do something grand and new in his life. The blessings God bestowed upon Abraham were not to prosper him alone it included all the families of the earth. But initiating the journey was one he needed to start alone with God. \n\nWhen we take it upon ourselves to bring others along when God did not sanction it we open the door wide to strife. The Bible records that quarreling and discord ensued between the workers of Abraham and Lot due to a lack of space. Sometimes, people come to you for help, they might be in a tight spot and need a hand to get stable, nothing is wrong with lending a helping hand, and we should be very inclined to help those we love in need. But for sharing your personal space especially when you have your own family, it's something that should never be a long-term arrangement. Nothing is wrong with protecting your family and your personal space because without a clear picture of your destiny and lack of discernment you can create a situation for strife to exist. \n\nIt would seem that while Abraham was journeying to his promise, he would have recognized how serious God's instructions were to do this on his own. Abraham confronted Lot by practically begging him to separate, to go in the other direction and he gave him the option to choose where he wanted to go. Abraham understood strife would hinder the call on his life. \n\nFood for Thought : Do I have strife in my life ? \n"},"html":{"default":"

Get Rid Of Strife In Your Life

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With a great vision from God Abraham ventured out to see the fulfillment of his promise all the while taking Lot along who was not part of God's instructions. The Bible records a famine in the land that led Abraham and his family to Egypt. Sometimes the call of God doesn't always lead us on a straight, smooth path but in the curves on the journey, we must believe God's promises are true. Over the course of time, the famine was over, and Abraham's wealth increased, and so did Lot's, but the land they occupied was not large enough to contain them both and all they owned. In our lives, we believe if we don't take care of family members, friends or just people close to us we are not \"Christ-like.\" God specifically told Abraham to leave his family, and all that he knew was familiar so God could do something grand and new in his life. The blessings God bestowed upon Abraham were not to prosper him alone it included all the families of the earth. But initiating the journey was one he needed to start alone with God.

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When we take it upon ourselves to bring others along when God did not sanction it we open the door wide to strife. The Bible records that quarreling and discord ensued between the workers of Abraham and Lot due to a lack of space. Sometimes, people come to you for help, they might be in a tight spot and need a hand to get stable, nothing is wrong with lending a helping hand, and we should be very inclined to help those we love in need. But for sharing your personal space especially when you have your own family, it's something that should never be a long-term arrangement. Nothing is wrong with protecting your family and your personal space because without a clear picture of your destiny and lack of discernment you can create a situation for strife to exist.

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It would seem that while Abraham was journeying to his promise, he would have recognized how serious God's instructions were to do this on his own. Abraham confronted Lot by practically begging him to separate, to go in the other direction and he gave him the option to choose where he wanted to go. Abraham understood strife would hinder the call on his life.

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Food for Thought: Do I have strife in my life?

"},"completed":false},"date":"2022-11-21","day":2},{"references":["GEN.13.14+GEN.13.15+GEN.13.16+GEN.13.17+GEN.13.18"],"references_completed":[],"references_remaining":["GEN.13.14+GEN.13.15+GEN.13.16+GEN.13.17+GEN.13.18"],"completed":false,"refs_completed":false,"additional_content":{"text":{"default":"## Divine Separation Will Bring Clarity Of The Call And Re-establish The Promises \n\nIt is incredible how strife can blind us to the call and vision that God has for our lives. As we saw yesterday Abraham was not willing to allow strife to remain in his life; he did not give it time to grow and fester under the guise of trying to help his family. Abraham saw the heart of Lot when he was given the opportunity to choose where he wanted to live. Abraham had a heart after God and wanted to follow the path that God had for him, but Lot's desire was distinctly different, and his choice showed that. We all know the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and the tragic end for that city pair. Just because we are related to someone doesn't always mean we share the same vision and values. \n\nInterestingly enough once the divine separation took place and Abraham confronted the potential strife in his life; suddenly, God shows up to speak with Abraham and reiterate the promises made to him. The cluttering of Abraham space was blinding him from seeing the bigger picture. So often when we don't confront strife as Abraham did, all our time will be consumed with what the person is doing wrong, or how much of your stuff they are using, and a spirit of complaining develops. \n\nWhen we get so consumed with strife, it will stifle the vision and keep us blind from all of God's blessings. We seem to live in a society that makes confrontation and separation a bad thing. But in the walk of the believer, it is so necessary to confront and separate from anything that would hinder the call of God in our lives. Believe it or not, your separation from a toxic relationship can put you in a position to even save that person. Please don't misunderstand me; I am not talking about separation in marriages because there is marital counseling that could be done to restore your marriage. I am speaking of relationships outside the bond of marriage. \n\nOnce we confront strife and separate from the toxic emotions, there will be the restoration of your vision and call. Perhaps you could not pray and effectively meditate due to strife and a lack of peace internally. Today I want you to know God desires to communicate his plan for your life again. Why not let the strife go today. \n\nFood for Thought : What situations need I confront today? Am I able to focus on God's plan for my life or am I absorbed with toxic emotions? \n"},"html":{"default":"

Divine Separation Will Bring Clarity Of The Call And Re-establish The Promises

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It is incredible how strife can blind us to the call and vision that God has for our lives. As we saw yesterday Abraham was not willing to allow strife to remain in his life; he did not give it time to grow and fester under the guise of trying to help his family. Abraham saw the heart of Lot when he was given the opportunity to choose where he wanted to live. Abraham had a heart after God and wanted to follow the path that God had for him, but Lot's desire was distinctly different, and his choice showed that. We all know the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and the tragic end for that city pair. Just because we are related to someone doesn't always mean we share the same vision and values.

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Interestingly enough once the divine separation took place and Abraham confronted the potential strife in his life; suddenly, God shows up to speak with Abraham and reiterate the promises made to him. The cluttering of Abraham space was blinding him from seeing the bigger picture. So often when we don't confront strife as Abraham did, all our time will be consumed with what the person is doing wrong, or how much of your stuff they are using, and a spirit of complaining develops.

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When we get so consumed with strife, it will stifle the vision and keep us blind from all of God's blessings. We seem to live in a society that makes confrontation and separation a bad thing. But in the walk of the believer, it is so necessary to confront and separate from anything that would hinder the call of God in our lives. Believe it or not, your separation from a toxic relationship can put you in a position to even save that person. Please don't misunderstand me; I am not talking about separation in marriages because there is marital counseling that could be done to restore your marriage. I am speaking of relationships outside the bond of marriage.

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Once we confront strife and separate from the toxic emotions, there will be the restoration of your vision and call. Perhaps you could not pray and effectively meditate due to strife and a lack of peace internally. Today I want you to know God desires to communicate his plan for your life again. Why not let the strife go today.

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Food for Thought: What situations need I confront today? Am I able to focus on God's plan for my life or am I absorbed with toxic emotions?

"},"completed":false},"date":"2022-11-22","day":3},{"references":["GEN.18.16+GEN.18.17+GEN.18.18+GEN.18.19+GEN.18.20+GEN.18.21+GEN.18.22"],"references_completed":[],"references_remaining":["GEN.18.16+GEN.18.17+GEN.18.18+GEN.18.19+GEN.18.20+GEN.18.21+GEN.18.22"],"completed":false,"refs_completed":false,"additional_content":{"text":{"default":"## Divine Separation Will Reveal Hidden Plans For The Future \n\nWhen we make a conscious and deliberate choice not to allow strife to perpetuate in our lives, it not only gives us clarity of the vision for our own lives but it causes God to share his plans even for the future of others. I had many situations where I kept holding on to people and keeping them in my life even when there were outward signs we did not have the same shared vision and values. One thing that can perpetuate strife is to be in control of others, thinking we know what is best for them and trying to make them go in our direction when their heart is elsewhere. I am not ashamed to say I have suffered from this \"control freak\" syndrome. I guess because I grew up with little parental guidance and many failures; that I was bent on making sure the people in my life would have a path to follow that was right in my eyes. I had so much strife in my life I was devastated when the actual separation happened. \n\nThe reason I can write on this is because I lived in it for many years and due to cultivating strife in my life I was blinded by this notion that to help someone I love I had to keep them close and in my space even if it made me miserable. Somehow I convinced myself I was,\" suffering for the cause.\" What a lie from hell! Over the years I have learned that divine separation can give me more clarity in helping the person rather than staying in strife. After Abraham separated from Lot, he developed such a close relationship with God that was so intimate; God was not willing to keep secrets from him. Who would have thought refusing to keep strife in our lives could open our hearts to the plans of God for the future of others. Just Amazing!!! \n\nGod was about to investigate the situation in Sodom and Gomorrah and shared his intentions with Abraham because God considered him a friend. I am overwhelmed with the grace of our God toward us who desire to walk in his ways but even to our family and friends in caring to share what might happen if we don't pray for them. If you want to help your loved ones, it is time to clear the clutter so you can be useful for their survival. \n\nFood for Thought : Am I able to hear what is on God's heart? Do I know what will be the outcome for my loved ones and friends? \n"},"html":{"default":"

Divine Separation Will Reveal Hidden Plans For The Future

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When we make a conscious and deliberate choice not to allow strife to perpetuate in our lives, it not only gives us clarity of the vision for our own lives but it causes God to share his plans even for the future of others. I had many situations where I kept holding on to people and keeping them in my life even when there were outward signs we did not have the same shared vision and values. One thing that can perpetuate strife is to be in control of others, thinking we know what is best for them and trying to make them go in our direction when their heart is elsewhere. I am not ashamed to say I have suffered from this \"control freak\" syndrome. I guess because I grew up with little parental guidance and many failures; that I was bent on making sure the people in my life would have a path to follow that was right in my eyes. I had so much strife in my life I was devastated when the actual separation happened.

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The reason I can write on this is because I lived in it for many years and due to cultivating strife in my life I was blinded by this notion that to help someone I love I had to keep them close and in my space even if it made me miserable. Somehow I convinced myself I was,\" suffering for the cause.\" What a lie from hell! Over the years I have learned that divine separation can give me more clarity in helping the person rather than staying in strife. After Abraham separated from Lot, he developed such a close relationship with God that was so intimate; God was not willing to keep secrets from him. Who would have thought refusing to keep strife in our lives could open our hearts to the plans of God for the future of others. Just Amazing!!!

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God was about to investigate the situation in Sodom and Gomorrah and shared his intentions with Abraham because God considered him a friend. I am overwhelmed with the grace of our God toward us who desire to walk in his ways but even to our family and friends in caring to share what might happen if we don't pray for them. If you want to help your loved ones, it is time to clear the clutter so you can be useful for their survival.

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Food for Thought: Am I able to hear what is on God's heart? Do I know what will be the outcome for my loved ones and friends?

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Divine Separation Will Produce Effective Intercession

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If we dug deep into the heart of the matter when it comes down to it; the truth is we all have love for our families and friends. At the core of us when we help them it is because we start off genuinely wanting to make a difference, but the misconception is to believe we can change them or cause them to fit into our mold of life. God didn't design their change to take place in that manner because the truth is we will take all the credit for their change. Only God can change the heart of a person, all we can do is love them while still maintaining space and avoiding clutter.

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After God shared his plans for Sodom and Gomorrah with Abraham, we get to see a glimpse of what is in Abraham's heart for his nephew Lot. We see Abraham take the opportunity to pray for the city of Sodom and Gomorrah without uttering one mention of Lots name. I love he had such a beautiful relationship with God that even if he did not come outright to say his nephew's name God knew his heart toward him. And God entertains Abraham requests to petition for a city beyond repair. His love for his nephew rose to the surface even though he knew Lot had chosen a life outside of God and had made many poor choices.

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Abraham petitioned God for the city based on fifty people being found righteous. I am sure Abraham knew the condition of Sodom and Gomorrah, but in his love for his nephew he was not willing to let him die without trying, and Abraham continued his petitions forty-five, thirty, twenty and then ten righteous people. His heart for Lot was evident, and this was possible because when the time to separate came, he did. Had Abraham not separated from Lot he could never intercede for him.

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The city of Sodom and Gomorrah was not saved, but Abraham's intercession saved Lot and his daughters. Today I present to you; the ones you are trying to save in your own strength will only lead you to strife. But if like Abraham you would learn to refuse strife in your life God will use the divine separation to save them.

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Food For Thought: Am I interceding for the people I care about or Am I still trying to save them myself?

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