Taking God at His Word

My 95-year- old aunt passed away in November, 2016.

And my almost-93- year-old Dad passed away in February, 2017.

Both of them had pre-paid their funeral costs. Years ago they met

with the local funeral home director, selected the casket and made

monthly payments until everything was paid for—including the

honorariums to pay the minister and musicians.

What an incredibly generous and loving act that was! My

brother and I weren’t burdened with the tremendous expense of


The Bible gives us a similar example in Genesis 23. In fact, an

entire chapter is devoted to Abraham’s purchase of a cave for the

burial of his wife, Sarah—and where he would also be buried years



You may remember that God told Abraham to move, but he

didn’t know where God was taking him. In faith, Abraham and Sarah

followed God. As a result, he didn’t own any land in Canaan. But in

Genesis 17:8, we read that God had promised to give Canaan to

Abraham’s descendants.

So Abraham was actually moving in faith when he purchased

the burial plot for himself and his wife. He took God at His Word,

believing he and his future relatives would fill the land.

Abraham was proving his faith in what God had promised!

I want to be more like Abraham.

Oftentimes, we say we believe God’s promises, but when we’re

faced with difficulties, we fail to put our faith into action and claim

what God has already promised.

How about joining me in living inside the promises God has

given us?


This weekend I’m speaking in Rocky Mt., N.C. and would love

to know you’re praying for me.

It’s one thing to say we believe; it’s another to

prove it.

Many times professing Christians act like

atheists. We say we believe but when we make

decisions or deal with hardships, we act like we don’t



I am praying that I will be more like Abraham and live

what I believe. Will you join me in that prayer?

7 replies
  1. Joanne Penrod
    Joanne Penrod says:

    God Bless you in your ministry Susie. Praying always for you. You lost your Aunt and still came to give us His message! What complete obedience!

    • Dawn
      Dawn says:

      We R currently driving through South Carolina on our way to Orlando. I will definately lift you up to God, that he will B with U as you share God with the people in NC.

  2. Joanne Penrod
    Joanne Penrod says:

    I am always praying for you in your wonderful ministry. God has truly Blessed you

    I pray for you continually in the gift God has given you. You are truly Blessed! Oh to be more like Abreham! I know that isn’t spelled right lol. Cant wait to hear you again and hear what God has laid on your heart to tell us. I too have made my final arrangements for my kids. God Bless you more Susie

  3. Leah
    Leah says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your father. I am praying for you as you share God’s truths. Thank you for your ministry. This really speaks to me as I am praying for my child’s health. God has already given me a promise, that He will use her for His glory. You remind me of His great promise over her life and that I have to stand on it.

  4. Nancy Prien
    Nancy Prien says:

    You are one of God’s chosen. I loved hearing you and reading your messages. Don’t stop keep it up. God bless you. ❤️

  5. Deborah F Johnson
    Deborah F Johnson says:

    Praying with you that God gives you undistracted time to prepare, and the Holy Spirit speaks through you and blesses those in your presence.


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