Saturday, March 8, 2014

leave your country

Genesis 12:1-3 The Lord had said to Abram "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.  I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you.  I will make your name great and you will be a blessing . I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

Abram (later Abraham as his name would be changed by God) didn't even really know God when God gave him this command to leave his country, people, and family.  Yet Abram had incredible faith to "drop" everything and follow God and listen to him.  God made incredible promises to Abram that he kept every single one though Abram didn't see all carried out in his lifetime.  Yet he took that step of faith

trusting God
obeying God
doing what God commanded

Abram had his moments when he did not obey, when he tried to do things his own way, but he continued to trust God and seek him and obey him.

What is God asking me to do?  Is there any great leap of faith he wants me to take and do?

Unlike Abram, when he first obeyed God, I do know who God is and I know from previous circumstances his faithfulness to me and my family. 

I have taken great leaps of faith . I have struggled through them like Abram though his, but each and every time God has remained faithful in his promises - just like he did for Abram.

As Abram (Abraham) trusted, so too I will trust.  You have never let me down Lord and you never will.

Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord and do good.  Dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

That is basically how Abram tried to live.

It is how I should try to live.