Writer and Speaker

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Robin recently moved to Murfreesboro,
Tennessee with her husband Jimmy and their Belgian Malinois, Kenzi. She and her
husband celebrate with an overflowing cup of blessings with seventeen
grandchildren. An award winner for romance and flash fiction, Robin is
multi-published and
also writes stories on her blog for children. Her historical and
contemporary romances are wrapped around a twist of intrigue. The Rosita Valdez
series for children lends itself to a character building
lesson through an adventure. Robin is a member
of Word Weavers
International,
ACFW, and a member of John316 Marketing Network. Robin loves company and
challenging her young guests to discover the many giraffes in the obvious and
hidden nooks and crannies of their home. You can find out more on her blogs and other media sites listed on the side bar.




Newsletter and Devotional: October 2019





Portrait of Faith
Able









Hebrews 11:4 By Faith Able offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and through it he being dead still speaks.

A more excellent sacrifice. Why? God had demonstrated what a perfect sacrifice would be. God, Himself took a lamb and sacrificed the innocent animal for the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden. He spilled the animal’s blood and made coverings for them. (Genesis 3:21)

Their children, Cain and Able knew what was expected of them. God never asks us to do things that He has not already specified in his word or through prayer. Able believed God and by faith in who God says He is, he brought a spotless lamb from his flock. Cain brought crops to the Lord. God gave him another opportunity to bring a more excellent offering to the Lord but he didn’t have faith in God to do so. (Genesis 4:6)

Faith is believing. Faith is obedience. Faith is walking forward even when we cannot see the way. Able didn’t know the outcome of his faith. He knew the object of his faith. Able followed the example of his heavenly Father and sacrificed unto the Lord, the best firstborn from his flock.

Cain could have paid his brother for a lamb, using his crops. He chose not to do what God had laid out.

A more excellent sacrifice. How do you and I relate to this? Do we give God our time, worship, praise, tithe, and lives? Do we give to Him the first things or the leftovers? How should we stack up? Able is our example and like the Word of God says, “…through it he being dead still speaks.” The NLT says, “Although Able is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith.

Wow. How do we measure?


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