HE saw you IN YOUR PAST.
HE sees you IN YOUR PRESENT.
HE saw her in the desert
Once upon a time there lived a woman
who was created in her mother’s womb & was fearfully & wonderfully made,
yet treated as unfavored.
the one who was pregnant with Sarai & Abraham’s child,
because it was taking GOD way too long to fulfill HIS PROMISE that they would have a son.
an insignificant character,
yet so very significant in GOD's eyes.
She was an outcast, but not forsaken~
"Sarai treated her harshly& humiliated her, and Hagar fled from her" (Genesis 16:6 AMP)
HAGAR ran away to the desert
And met the REAL GOD who sees her~
"She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her:
'You are the GOD who sees me,' for she said,
'I have now seen the ONE who sees me.'” (Genesis 16:13)
.THE GOD WHO SEES
because HE heard her when no one else did.
Stuck in the present,
because of her past & uncertain future.
But EL ROI spoke & met her right where she was.
She then ran back to Sarai & Abraham
because GOD heard her & GOD saw her.
Oh the power that fills your being
when you meet a REAL GOD in the midst of your REAL STORY
that enables you to PRESS FORWARD in the present~
"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which CHRIST JESUS took hold of me.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.
But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind &
straining toward what is ahead.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which
GOD has called me heavenward in CHRIST JESUS (Philippians 3:14).
So let's PRESS FORWARD with a REAL GOD who sees us in our REAL LIFE STORY
"BACK TO THE ALTAR" (listen to the song below)