For the next six days, my devotions will be a series on Abram.
The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household, and go to the land I will show you”…So Abram went, as the LORD had told him, and Lot went with him. Genesis 12:1,4a
Abram was about seventy-five years old when God sent him on a journey, to a land that would be given to his descendants. God was planning to make Abram a nation that would bless all the families of the earth. God was planning great things for Abram. Abram obeyed God, and left home.
If God asked me to do that, I would have had all kinds of questions that needed to be answered, the who, what, when, where, why type, but not so with Abram. The BIBLE says he left with Lot, and his possessions, and his wife, Sarai.
This had to be a huge task! He was leaving everything familiar, and didn’t know completely what God planned. Abram also had other people relying on him. I just am so amazed at Abram’s faith. He just did what God asked – without questions.
I think I miss some things that God has for me, because I ask a lot of questions. Maybe God doesn’t pick me for certain tasks, like He did with Abram, because it takes me too long to respond, and He would have to take a lifetime explaining everything.
Abram is a great example of how we should be, as followers of Christ, as Godly men and women. When we are called to action, we should just “do it”, whatever “it” is, and be blessed by God.
I have heard the still small voice of God in my life. Because it was quiet, and not demanding, I was not quick to listen, and have suffered consequences. However, not all is lost, as God gives us so many chances and opportunities. He is so forgiving and loving, and understands how human we are.
I’m going to be looking for those opportunities to hear God speak and give direction to my life. I’m going to try and act without all the questions, and try to have more faith.
Thank you God for the story of Abram. I can see how this man followed you without question, and acted in response to Your calling. Help me to follow you faithfully, and if I don’t, please make me do it anyway, because Your way is the best way. Please don’t let me be deceived with all the other directions that people offer. Help me to hear Your voice, plainly and clearly.
Here is a link to YouTube, with the song, “You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman. Just a reminder, He never lets go of us through the calm, or through the storm.