EL ROI: The God Who Sees Me

Genesis 16:8-10 (AMP): And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going? ”She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” 9: The Angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.” 10: Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.” 
Heaven predestined Hagar’s destiny before she ran from Sarai. Heaven has predestined your destiny. Hagar chose to run into the wilderness. Where have you chosen to run?

A man’s mind plans his way as he journeys through life, But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them. Proverbs 16:9 (AMP)

Hagar could not receive the Promise from God unless she was in her “God-appointed place”. Are you in your “God-appointed place?” God wanted Hagar in Egypt under His chosen authority for her. Are you under your God-chosen authority?”

Notice, the Angel of the Lord found and came to Hagar in her wilderness and prophesied into her future. God sees you in your wilderness and He speaks the same words spoken to Hagar, “where have you come from, and where are you going?” Hagar does not know where she is going. Do you know where you are going? The Angel appeared with a message from Heaven “a blessing on her child, naming him Ishmael, which means “God hears.”

If God speaks, “return and submit”, there is a blessing for connection and linking to your obedience.  Blessings always follow obedience. Hear what God said, “I will multiply your descendants so that they will be too numerous to count.” If you are wondering, “return and submit”. Wondering reveals an offense and your lack of Faith in God. Submit to the circumstances that appears to be out of control and trust God for the outcome which will be a blessing from Heaven.

Remember this.. So that we might be to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace, favor and mercy, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:6 (AMP)

Even if you don’t feel loved, you are accepted in the Beloved. Don’t let rejection by others define you, but allow it to refine you. Even if you don’t understand, prove your Faith in God and “return and submit”. Hagar demonstrated Faith in God when she chose to “return and submit” to Sarai and Abram to fulfill her role in biblical history.

Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:20.  

“The Lord will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession”. Psalm 94:14

After Hagar’s Encounter with God, she named the Lord who spoke to her: “You are El-ROI,” for she said, “In this place, have I actually seen the one who sees me?” How Blessed is Hagar to be the only character in the Bible who gives God a name based on her Encounter in the wilderness. What will your Encounter produce?

PRAYER: Father forgive me and grant me repentance for running from You. Holy Spirit, My Helper, help me to “return and submit” even if I don’t understand. Thank You Father for using this wilderness to refine me by testing me in the furnace of affliction. You are working in me both to will and to do all your good pleasure. Today, I choose to trust you to complete Your work You began in me and to speak into my destiny that my children’s children lives will be affected by my obedience in Jesus Christ Mighty Name and It Is So, Manifesting NOW AMEN!  

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