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#8 Around the World – Come Home

Posted by Cinda On February - 24 - 2013

“Now the LORD said…go…” Genesis 12:1

brownshirtWhat is personal faith? As we journey forward, we continue looking back to establish a firm foundation upon which our faith can rest.

In our backward glance, we have briefly scanned mountain peaks or milestones as recorded in Genesis, the book of beginnings. Yet we must consider another giant peak. Mark it as when God dissects time to pull out from among an entire pagan world, one individual. Abram’s ancestry served many gods (Joshua 24:2) and only the right response would permit the living God to use him.

On that day in time, Abram greeted the dawn unaware of the coming test. The very God of creation would speak to him asking him to leave his country and his relatives and go to a far off land. Abram had no global positioning system, no ipod or electronic device with which to download directions. This “strange” God who spoke simply said, “I will show you”. Among the other “I will’s” promised him that day were to:

make you a great nation, bless you, make your name great;

make you a blessing;

bless everyone who blesses you, curse the one who curses you,

“…and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3)

And between verses 3 and 4, the entire world hinges on this man’s response to a God who talked.

“So Abram went forth as the LORD had spoken to him…”

My friend, Abram believed God and obeyed. That is faith.

“May the God of Abraham, open our hearts to believe and to obey Him today.”  Amen.

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