17 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
Genesis 17:1-10King James Version (KJV)
There are some things that GOD will not readily give you, like GOD did not readily Abraham his children... GOD got Abraham to come on board with HIM, for Abraham to really understand the reason why HE was going to bless him... Abraham was going to be the Father of many nations, GOD did not let it just happen, but by drawing the sketch or plan with Abraham. GOD got Abraham to understand the essence and quality of his future blessings, and with this you will realize there was a big wait period for Abraham. It was so long when GOD said the promise was about to come to effect, Abraham said it won't be possible... His relationship with GOD is one we can all reckon with...