Michelle Moments

This is where I plan on sharing some of the things I am learning in my personal Bible studies. I'm going to try not to overthink things that I write here. They will mostly be thought provoking things that I notice about what I'm reading. I hope to encourage you to dig deeper into God's Word. It's the best thing ever! 

I'm studying from Historical plan on the YouVersion app. You can start any time of year. I'm doing this plan "with a friend" through the app. You can choose to invite a friend when you start a new study, my friend invited me and I'm glad she did! At the end of the daily plan, there's place to talk it over. Here it says "Based on today's reading, what is one thing God is saying to you?' Only the participants can see this. I noticed, as the days went on, I paid more attention to what I was reading and what I noticed in what I was reading and what God was saying to me. It wasn't long until I was writing more than they gave me room. That's when I decided to share it here!

~Michelle Yeager

  • GENESIS 18 (7.2.22)

    God listens and answers our prayers. 

    Abraham asked God to save the righteous people in a bold way before he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham started with asking God if there were 50 righteous people in Sodom, if he would spare their lives. And he boldly, went down to 5. God said he would spare even 5 and he did. 

    This seems like a really bold prayer request. Abraham was pleading for Lot and his families earthly lives to be extended. He was also asking God to not punish them because of other's immorality and maybe some of Lot and his family's immoral behavior. When we pray for someone else, it's called intercessory prayer. And God answered Abraham's prayer!

    Have you prayed boldly to God for someone? Maybe you asked God to heal them, or save them from addiction, or something else. God seems to like to use us in this way. I've prayed boldly for some people and sometimes God answers the way I pray and sometimes He doesn't. He's God, I'm ok with that. But I think there have been many times I've been blessed with answers and benefited with at least a few more years with some loved ones.

    Who can you pray for like Abraham prayed for Lot and his family? I always ask for God's will, I think that's what Abraham was doing to when he prayed.