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Do what He says

“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go…” Genesis 12:1.

“So Abram went, as the Lord had told him…” Genesis 12:4.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: Genesis 12-14 & Luke 5.

Do you want the Lord’s blessing? Of course, you do! Then do what He wants you to do.

Abram is the perfect role model in this regard. He was willing to go where God wanted him to go even though he didn’t know where that would be.

I want God’s blessing on my life but am I willing to give Him complete control of my life.

If I choose to control certain things, “Lord, I’ll do anything BUT,” He is not in control and His blessings will escape me.

I must be clear that His blessing may not always mean I’ll live as I will in heaven. Things may get tough. I may suffer losses. I may experience illnesses. The beauty, however, is that God Himself will be in those details. I am not functioning on my own.

I must be willing to totally surrender everything to Him. Anything less is not enough.

“Lord, take me over. Take over every part of my life. I give everything to You. Take over my time. Take over my activities. Forgive me for attempting to orchestrate my own life and then wondering why I don’t have peace about it. Anything outside of Your control is folly for me. I have You within me. Help me to live in that Presence. O Father, I love You!”

Will you surrender everything to Him?  Less than that leads to frustration.

+10 – On the cusp of the next level down.

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Doing what God wants

ja5“So Abram went, as the Lord had told him…” Genesis 12:4

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Genesis 12-14 & Luke 5)

Obedience to God. Am I willing?

Abram put some serious trust in God. He was told to leave his family behind as well as the territory that had been home to him. Off he went!

I need to be willing to do whatever God wants me to do. I am well aware of my failings in the so-called little things of life. God knows my capabilities. If I will just make my surrender to Him total I will then have the firepower to do anything He wants me to do.

So often the core of my struggles centers on my disconnecting from God. I react on my own. I respond on my own. I get into godless quicksand.

Abram made the commitment to take God at His Word and leave home.

I must have a direct connection to God. My attachment to God often seems to have the adherence of the cheapest tape made. A little resistance and disconnect from Him soon follows.

“Lord, I love You. Forgive me for disconnecting from You. Thanks to Your Holy Spirit within me, I am well aware of when You and I have parted company. I do not like the feeling I get when I realize it. I want to be tight with You. Clear away everything in my life that is negatively impacting my connection to You. Bring it to my attention, I beg. I yield to You. I take You at Your Word as Abram did. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”

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