January 6, 2017
Begin the Journey
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." Genesis 12:1
What would you do if you got this message from God, "Okay, here's the deal. Tomorrow morning, I want you to pack up everything you own and leave everything you have ever known"? You ask, "But God, where do You want me to go?" He answers, "Don't worry about that now. I will reveal your destination along the way. Just begin the journey."
That was God's message to Abram (later Abraham). And Abram obeyed. "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going" (Hebrews 11:8).
How about you? Are you willing to step out on faith even when you're not sure where the journey may take you? Are you willing to obey even when it doesn't add up on your spreadsheet? Are you willing to follow God even when the destination is not showing up on your Google map? Sometimes God calls us to a place that we can't quite see from our present vantage point. That's why it's called "faith"--without which it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
Father, our prayer is simply this: whatever You call us to do, give us the courageous faith to do it. In Jesus' name. Amen.