As Numerous As Sands On The Seashore

One man’s obedience to God released blessings to many, even all the way down to us. Our obedience also releases blessings to others. It’s like a domino effect.

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Summer is here!  Hopefully, vacations to the beach will resume and the days will be counted till we get there.  This year, as you sit at the beach with your feet in the sand, look down and remember this very important promise that was given:  “I will bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.”  Genesis 22: 17  

The distance between the sky and the earth, who can measure it?  Perhaps, God wants us to know that the depth and height of His blessings cannot be counted or measured because they are too completely full.

Have you ever tried to hold sand in your hand?  It cannot be held without pouring through our fingers.  The sand runs down because the grains of sand are too numerous to be contained.

What produces a blessing that is running down and running over?  Obedience does.  This promise of numerous stars and sand was given to Abraham when He obeyed God by not withholding his son Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham was willing to obey God, believing God would provide the sacrifice for him.

Obedience is always expressed by our actions.  Abraham’s faith was made complete by what he did.  

This radical obedience released blessing into Abraham’s life, and into his descendants’ lives.  Here’s what God declared and prophesied:  “The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only Son, I will SURELY bless you.”  Genesis 22: 15-17

When was the last time we were able to count the grains of sand on the seashore?  One man’s obedience to God released blessings to many, even all the way down to us.  Our obedience also releases blessings to others.  It’s like a domino effect.

When you are at the beach next time, remember your feet are stepping on numerous blessings to be released, because of your obedience and faithfulness to our God.

Don’t stomp out the blessings!  Pick up the sand and watch it trickle down through your fingers signifying blessings are falling down and being poured out. Rewards are coming, too numerous to count, too plentiful to contain, and too abundant to hold on to.  

Why?  Blessings were never intended to be withheld, but to be released.  We can’t contain them.

It’s like trying to keep sand in a child’s sandbox neat and tidy.  It always leaks out and all over the place.  Even when we leave the beach, after shaking all the sand off, we always get some on the inside of the car, even if our feet and chairs were rinsed.  We can’t stop it from spreading all around!

Blessings are being multiplied, are surely promised, and are on their way.  May they be spread all around.

Determined To Appreciate And Share My Blessings,

Mary Beth Pecora

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About the Author

Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she and her husband serve at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. They continue to serve monthly in the Prayer Room at their home church that they have been a part of for almost forty years. In April of 2022 they both received their Ministry License and will pursue Ordination in the fall. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion, which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: