... Abraham sat at the door of his tent. And when he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men stood a little distance from him. He ran to meet them..."My lord, if I have found favor, do not pass me by. Let a little water be brought...and I will bring a morsel of bread- for that is why you have come to your servant..." So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, "Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour...Abraham also ran to the herd, took a tender and choice calf and gave it to the servant; and he hurried to prepare it. Gen 18 v.1-7
When I lived in London I would keep my dinner guests waiting and waiting as I labored over a 5-course gourmet meal far into the night. I was exhausted after having shopped, cleaned, chopped, washed, ground, peeled, etc for days. When we're not used to entertaining, having company come can be a slow, wild, time-consuming challenge. Getting everything ready and just right when it mattered most was tough for me because I didn't do it everyday.
Abraham and Sarah had mastered the art of entertaining God's Presence. In Gen. 15 we see Abram preparing sacrifices correctly to please the Lord. Throughout the preceding chapters, we see this man receiving God's promises and obeying God's instructions. When the surprise angelic guests came, Abraham was already schooled in entertaining the supernatural.
Entertain His Presence today - and everyday. Do you know what He likes? Learn how to entertain Him with your praise, your dance, your sparkling conversation boasting in His Excellent greatness! Pouring out your worship and entertaining the Lord is your everyday "supernatural" sacrifice.
Then like Abraham, you'll know the supernatural signal of your appointed time drawing near. He knew why special guests had come. He said- "that is why you have come to your servant" in verse 5 of Chapter 18 (AMP). The day your Promise comes, be quick to entertain and ready to receive!
November 25, 2009