|I couldn't get it to turn right side up, but you get the point.|
|And this one decided to turn on its side. CRAZY|
Abram brings the animals to the altar and cuts all but the birds in half. In blood convenants, blood must be shed. A sacrifice must be made. Abram completes the task, and no sooner has he completed the task than a flock of birds come down and try to take his sacrifice. According to James Garlow in The Covenant: a Study of God’s Extraordinary Love for You, in the Old Testament the birds of prey represent the enemy. Have you ever been on a trek to get closer to God, to get to know God better on a more intimate and personal level only to be distracted? Maybe you are starting to go to church or going back to church? Are you trying to have your quiet time daily? Being ADHD, it doesn’t take much, and I hate it when the enemy comes in and attempts to get me off course, and the enemy is so good at what he does. Abram begins waving away the birds, fending off his sacrifice because he desperately wants this kind of relationship with God. Are you desperate to know God more? Are you willing to defend and fight off the enemy for that closer walk with God? The Bible says the enemy is prowling, seeking whom he may devour (1Pt 5:8). So, I encourage you to be like Abram. Fight off the enemy. Fight for God’s promises. Fight to get to know Him more. I promise it is worth it.