2018-01-20 - Answering God's Call
Genesis 12:1 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."
Abram had a comfortable life in Haran. He was so wealthy that he had acquired servants to help manage his many flocks and herds of livestock. Abram and Sarai, his wife, had settled down Haran. Yet God had other plans for them. God told Abram to "Leave your country, your people and your father's household, and go to the land I will show you." (Genesis 12:1, NIV). God was uprooting Abram and Sarai and changing their lives. Abram had to decide whether to stay in Haran, or leave everything a follow God's instructions.
What is God calling you to do today? Where is He telling you to go? What is God's plan for your life? It may not mean leaving physically, geographically. It may mean leaving a job, leaving a relationship, leaving a church, or a past-time. Are you willing to leave and follow Him? Will you answer God's call?
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted