Sunday, March 4, 2012
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8
Abraham is counted as the most faithful and "faith filled" man in the Bible. His life was filled with miracles and He honored God. But I can't help but to wonder, if sometimes, in some of his quiet moments, did he look up ask God for just a little insight. "You know God, I'll follow You, but it would be really nice, if You would show me the plan."
Hebrews says by faith Abraham obeyed. He went out, not knowing where he was going. That takes faith. That is the faith I want to have.
I admit that I like a plan. I like to have everything scheduled and in order. I love the details! So, I will also admit that when God set's change in place in my life, I get very uncomfortable. I find peace and comfort in having a plan, in knowing where I am going!
Several of the women of our church are spending time doing Lisa Bevere's study Lioness Arising. I LOVE what God is doing in this group of women. I love what God is doing in me. But there are definitely winds of change blowing through as well.
I do not think God wants us to find complacency in our life. If we do, we look to Him less. I think God allows and even places situations in our life that stretches us. He wants us to be so dependent and so faithful to Him, that we can just "go" wherever He wants to send us, even when we do not know where that is.
He calls us out of our comfort zone, to be used to do something for His Kingdom that is beyond anything we could ever imagine. He wants to use everything we have, even the smallest ability to do great things for Him, in order to reach the lost and the dying world around us. We must be obedient, we must walk out in complete faith. That is so hard, but when we do, oh what God will do with and for us!
God is doing something in me. He is doing something in the women and men of our church. He is doing something in our church. I do not know exactly what it is and where it is going to carry us, but I am more willing than ever before to be stretched, and pulled, and placed in uncomfortable places, in order to allow God to use me, all of me, for a purpose beyond anything I could ever imagine.
What does God want to do with you? What are you holding onto that is stopping you from stepping out? Won't you join me and take that journey into the unknown... Be an Abraham!