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Encouragement Café:A Child of the King

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 NKJV

Have you ever had those times of fear, worry, despair, disappointment, discouragement…? You know what I am talking about. We have all had those times when our plans go awry, our finances fizzle, or tragedy strikes. Those are the times when we must remember who we are.

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Encouragement Café: Seeing Myself Through God’s Eyes

Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” Genesis 16:13 NKJV

I cringe when I recall the moment I met my favorite internationally-known author. I embarrassed myself, and I felt stupid, but God saw me as His wise daughter. He saw, as the author did, the courage it took to reach this milestone in my life.

One of God’s names in Scripture is El Roi, The God Who Sees. It only appears in our focal verse when Hagar, Sarah’s maid was speaking to God.

Sarah and Abraham had used Hagar in their scheme to have children. Once she conceived, Sarah dealt harshly with her. Hagar fled from the unbearable situation she found herself in. God saw her pain. He promised blessings on her son, Ishmael, as He told her to return to Abraham and Sarah. Keep reading…




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