Your Answer:  Ability to Conceive

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"By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised; 12 therefore, also, there was born of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore." Hebrews 11:11-12 (NAS)

What did God ask Sarah to Do?

The answer is...nothing.  There is nothing recorded that God asked Sarah to do.  At first Sarah laughed at the prospect of her being able to have children:

And he said, "I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing. 12 And Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?" Genesis 18:10-12 (NAS)

Despite Sarah's first reaction of laughter, Hebrews 11:11 says that Sarah "considered Him (God) faithful who had promised."

What was God's Part in This?

God did everything.  He gave Sarah the ability to conceive, even though it was beyond normal childbearing years (she was 90 years old -- See Genesis 17:17).

By Faith Sarah Received the Ability to Conceive (Hebrews 11:11)
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for...
the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

1. What is the thing hoped for...or is not seen? What Is The Thing Hoped For: 
The ability to conceive and bear children.
2. What is man's part, if any? Nothing.  The promise was not conditional upon Sarah doing anything.  There is no record of God asking Sarah to do anything to receive the promise.
3. What is God's part? God did everything.  By faith Sarah received the promise..."since she considered Him faithful who had promised."
4. How did Sarah have this assurance and conviction that God would give her the ability to conceive?
  1. Understand the thing hoped for...or the thing not seen.
  2. Hear God's word (Faith comes by hearing...and hearing by the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17) to understand God's power and faithfulness to His promises.
  3. Do your part, if any.

  4. Trust God that He has done what He has said...and/or that He will do what He promises.

  5. Pray that God will help increase your belief and faith (Luke 17:5, Mark 9:23-24) and give you wisdom (James 1:5).

In certain instances, God has made promises that are not conditional upon us doing anything.  In the case of Sarah, she did nothing other than to believe and have faith that God would deliver what He promised.

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