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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Step Out by Faith”
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” (Hebrews 11:8)
Abraham lived in a place called Ur. Today, this is the area of Iraq. But his father took them to the city of Harran, in modern day Turkey. And, while Abraham was there, all comfortable and secure with family and friends, God came and said, “Hey Abe, I want you to move to a place you’ve never heard of.”
Just in case you’re thinking I’m taking too much liberty in my paraphrase, look at what the Lord said the Abraham.
“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.” (Genesis 12:1-2)
Notice the Lord never named the country, and yet, even though Abraham had no idea or clue as to where this place was, or what it was even like, it says that he believed and trusted in God and stepped out by faith, where he eventually arrived in the Land of Canaan.
To have such great faith like Abraham, we must be willing to do what God says, in other words we must be willing to step out by faith. We need to be careful not to let the fear of the unknown keep us from doing something great. Abraham had no idea where he was going, but he knew that God was telling him to move, so he moved.
We have this thing that unless we have all the facts and answers in advance, then we’re not going anywhere. We often say, “Lord, I’m willing to have faith, but could I please have a signed contract with an itinerary.”
But life doesn’t come with guarantees, or with an agenda attached.
To Learn more watch “Abraham:The Father of the Faith” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLsGh1gYFjQ
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