Read: Genesis 12:1-4
In Genesis 12:1-4, God called Abraham to leave his homeland and settle in a new country, Canaan. God promised that a great nation would be founded. Not only would the nation be blessed, but other nations of the earth would be blessed through Abraham’s descendants. God promised to bless Abraham and make him famous, and all God required of Abraham was for him to be obedient and do as asked.
In spite of his knowledge that his wife, Sarah, was barren, Abraham obeyed God. He did not show any doubt or disbelief but instead took his wife and his nephew, Lot, walked away from his home, and went to the land that God would show him. Through his obedience Abraham demonstrated his faith in God and God’s promise of great blessings in the future. It takes faith to let God lead us where God wants us to go especially when, like Abraham, we don’t know what lies ahead.
God may be trying to lead you to a place of greater service and usefulness for him. Don’t let the comfort and security of your present situation cause you to miss God’s plan for you. Like Abraham, be obedient! You see, through Abraham’s family tree, Jesus Christ was born to save humanity. And through Jesus Christ we can have a personal relationship with god and be blessed immeasurably. So we are called to trust and obey. There is no other way.
Heavenly father, thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed on us, your children. I hope and pray that we, as your children, would be obedient to your call and guidance as Abraham was. May we always remember that all things are possible with you, father God if we trust and obey.
(from 2020 Lent Devotional Book)