Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3 [NKJV
The story of Abraham is true. God really did speak to Abraham. God told Abraham to leave everything behind and go…where? God did not tell Abraham where to go.
It is easy to read about Abraham’s life and fail to recognize what an incredible step of faith he took. The first step of faith taken by Abraham was to recognize God’s voice when the Lord spoke to him. The Word of God is available to us today!
The bible has been translated into most languages. Many do not believe the bible is the complete and infallible Word of God. Others believe the bible contains some truth and some fiction. God speaks to people every day and they do not recognize His voice!
Abraham recognized God’s voice. Abraham feared God enough to obey Him even when the Lords commands did not make sense to him!
Abraham was seventy-five when God told him to go. He did not have any children. God said he would make Abraham a great nation. Abraham was a little old to start a nation building project. God did not say Abraham would do anything in his own strength or wisdom!
I do not know how old you are. I do not know how many children you have. I do know we are living in difficult times. Many of us feel our futures are uncertain. Some of us feel our best years are behind us.
Maybe Jesus has given you a vision for ministry or serving and it has not yet come to pass. Maybe you are not as young or energetic as you once were. Maybe the lack of financial resources has left you discouraged and fearful!
God is speaking to you today. The Lord is not calling you to do anything in your own strength or wisdom. God will never call you to go anywhere or do anything alone. Jesus will be with you when you go where He sends you and do what He tells you to do!
Jesus is not limited by your lack of resources. The Lord is not limited by your physical abilities or lack of them. God has not forgotten about you!
Jesus saved you from something for something. He is molding you and shaping you into the person He created you to be today. Almighty God has chosen you to be a blessing to the people He loves today!
Go where Jesus sends you. Do what Jesus tells you to do. The Lord speaks to people who listen for His voice with excitement and eager anticipation!
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