The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household 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.” Genesis 12:1-3
Can you imagine receiving this type of blessing from the Lord? God laid out His plans for Abram but Abram had to have faith to step out and follow God’s leading. He had to leave behind his people and his country and go where the Lord was calling him to go.
How do you handle opportunities of stretching outside your comfort zone? Do you jump into uncharted waters effortlessly or do you hesitantly dip your toes in the water? Personally I’m not a fan of change and a lot of time it causes me great discomfort. But when I step out in faith, there’s an amazing sense of peace that comes with it. God doesn’t always “speak” to us the way He spoke to Abram, but I do believe He will use other people, He will pull at our hearts, and He will encourage us to step out in faith and follow Him. It’s not always easy, but sometimes we have to jump into those uncharted waters, knowing He is right there with the life raft in case we need it. From Abram’s family tree, Jesus Christ was born to be our Savior. Talk about all of the pieces fitting together perfectly.
All Knowing Lord, before we even get out of bed in the morning, You know what our day will hold. Before a word comes out of our mouths, You know what we will say. Help us to step out in faith and to listen to that still small voice that comes only from You. In Your name we pray. Amen.