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Daily Devotions – So Abram Went…



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Genesis 12:1-5 (NIV)


The Call of Abram
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “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.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.


Everyone had different traveling styles.  Some are planners, preferring to map out every rest stop and refueling point.  Others are more spontaneous, happy to see where the road takes them.  With both styles, when the departure date comes, the journey begins.  If I had to guess, I’d say Abram (God later renamed him Abraham) fell in to the spontaneous category.  God said go, so Abram went!  He gathered his family and the supplies they would need, packed, and headed out to a land they did not know, following a God they could not see.  Abram acted in faith; he showed he trusted this God of promise by doing what he said.  Abram’s obedience, his faithful response, shows a heart focused on God.  God calls us to follow in big and little things every day.  When you feel God’s urging, his direction, is it easy to follow?