Day 8: Genesis 12:1-3
Wow! Just stop and think for a moment about what God was telling Abram to do in these verses. Anybody who has moved across town, let alone from one country to another knows what an undertaking it is. But similar to the blessing God gave Noah in yesterday's scripture, we see God promising to do great things through Abram when he obeys.
Interestingly enough, God tells Abram about these blessings before Abram is faithful rather than after, as He did with Noah. I don't know if that made it easier to obey God's command, but I would imagine knowing that God was going with him to protect him and had a future laid out for him did encourage Abram.
We don't necessarily hear from God in this way. We often don't know what the plan is when we step out in faith and obey Him but we can feel His presence. What is something scary that God has asked you to do in your life and also gave you peace about at the same time?
Definitely this move to Virginia. Every step of the way, God seemed to be opening doors and pushing us through them. Lol
Every time josh and I expected that this would be the step that things “ fall through” it wouldn’t and another door opened. When we prayed we just had peace that God was telling us to go to Virginia, even though we wanted to stay in Indiana with our family and friends. We have still don’t know “why” just yet but we are at peace that we are following Gods plan.
@racheljacobi That is totally awesome! I am sure your family misses you like crazy, but knowing that this was God's plan and having peace about it is such a blessing. I hope you guys have settled in as much as possible given the circumstances!
I know in my life recently I was called upon to help make a decision for our church. It was such a big responsibility and I was in constant prayer over this and didn’t know what direction the Lord wanted for our church but all I knew is the Lord wasn’t giving me peace about saying “yes” to an answer. When I finally said, “ok Lord, you want me to say “no” to this question...that I finally had a total peace over me. It was a complete answer to my prayer! He is faithful to answer us and show us guidance!
- Oh my goodness - something that God gave us peace about but that was also super scary, was buying our house! It was a weird situation that would take too long to type...but lets just say - that the whole situation was a God-thing, and He literally opened door after door after door along the way, making things happen that others were like, nope. That will never happen - and poof - God made the way! It is seriously one of my favorite stories to tell because there is NO denying that God was in the whole thing! However - we had to just blindly step out in faith several times...which was very scary at the time! But God is SO faithful! And, He gave us peace about it! When other people were cringing & freaking out...we were just like, God's GOT this! He hasn't failed us yet! ❤
I love that God didn’t tell Abram where to go explicitly. It was a “GO!” And Abram trusted that God would direct him.
When I started my blog I heard a definite call to go from God. And although I feel like I was following where he led, I’m still at a place where I’m honestly a little confused how I got here. But I’m going to trust that this is part of the journey God has for me. Thanks Alison!
But God is SO faithful! And, He gave us peace about it! When other people were cringing & freaking out...we were just like, God's GOT this! He hasn't failed us yet! ❤
This is so true!! 🤩
And although I feel like I was following where he led, I’m still at a place where I’m honestly a little confused how I got here. But I’m going to trust that this is part of the journey God has for me.
Girl - me too!!! HAHA
And I TOTALLY love your journaling page. I keep telling myself I am going to start doing this but it never happens.