“And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; …..” Genesis 26:2&3
Isaac wanted to run away from the land of famine. He had already packed his bag to run before God came to him and said Isaac you are going nowhere. You don’t belong to the heritage of those who quit. No! Isaac, you are not running away! There is a mandate of blessing over your life. Your father laid hands on you and gave you his all. In Genesis 25 the bible tells us that Abraham gave his all to Isaac. With that blessing, he can change his situation. We are not of them that withdraw unto perdition or cast away their confidence.
God told Isaac to sow in that same land. Isaac said but no one has ever done it before. Child of God, why are you bothered if somebody hasn’t done it before? You are not like them. Your case is different. Others may not have done it but you are different. Yes, in the time of famine people do not sow but God’s instruction is sowed in the land. In other words, do the unusual! If it is the norm, then it is not new. He has designed you for new things. I don’t know about you; I am expecting unusual things this year. I am expecting God to do something that will make people stand in awe of Him.
God said sow in that land and the scriptures told us in Genesis 26:12 that Isaac sowed in the land and in that same year he reaped a hundred-fold. And the bible said he waxed great and went forward, he grew until he became very great. In the name that is above every name that will be your testimony! You will wax great. You will go forward until you will become very great.
Further Reading: Genesis 26:1-14, Hebrews 10:35-36
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 87-88; Evening- Romans 13