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by David Wilkerson May 20, 2011

The Lord appeared to Abraham one day and gave him an incredible command: “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee” (Genesis 12:1).

What an amazing thing. Suddenly, God picked out a man and told him, “I want you to get up and go, leaving everything behind: your home, your relatives, even your country. I want to send you someplace, and I will direct you how to get there along the way.”

How did Abraham respond to this incredible word from the Lord? “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went” (Hebrews 11:8).

What was God up to? Why would he search the nations for one man, and then call him to forsake everything and go on a journey with no map, no preconceived direction, no known destination? Think about what God was asking of Abraham. He never showed him how he would feed or support his family. He didn’t tell him how far to go or when he would arrive. He only told him two things in the beginning: “Go,” and, “I will show you the way.”

In essence, God told Abraham, “From this day on, I want you to give me all your tomorrows. You’re to live the rest of your life putting your future into my hands, one day at a time. I’m asking you to commit your life to a promise that I am making to you, Abraham. If you will commit to do this, I will bless you, guide you and lead you to a place you never imagined.”

The place God wanted to lead Abraham is a place he wants to take every member of Christ’s body. Abraham is what Bible scholars call a “pattern man,” someone who serves as an example of how to walk before the Lord. Abraham’s example shows us what is required of all who would seek to please God.

Make no mistake, Abraham was not a young man when God called him to make this commitment. He probably had plans in place to secure his family’s future, so he had to be concerned over many considerations as he weighed God’s call. Yet Abraham “believed in the Lord; and [God] counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6).

The apostle Paul tells us that all who believe and trust in Christ are the children of Abraham. And, like Abraham, we are counted as righteous because we heed the same call to entrust all our tomorrows into the Lord’s hands.

 2011/5/20 12:34Profile

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This is something I needed to read today. I'm struggling with what I am to do in the future in my life and for GOd and where God has me to go in the future and what I am to do.

I'm in my 40's and not to say I'm "feeling" that mid-life delimna, but I think it's real in someways...


Doug R

 2011/5/20 15:24Profile

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Awww, Doug, it was good for all who read it Brother. I do understand what your going through and I will pray the lord will give you His clear direction. Might not be for your whole future - grin - but to have the peace that He is and will lead you.

I was going on a long vacation to visit my family and friends after my folks went to be with the Lord. I was on that lonely hwy. 50 with the Holy Spirit, me and my two little dogs and I asked the Lord, what now for me, what next Lord.

He spoke to my heart and said, I have a surprise for you and it will be revealed in My time. I had no idea but was excited. So, I had an unplanned stop in an unplanned town to turn off a water heater on my sons empty rental. That was in sept. 2010 and I am still here in that beautiful home with a most beautiful backyard of meadows, wildlife & mountains to have my time with Him.

It is a town that is very dark and needs Jesus badly. The Lord took me to the most awesome church where almost the whole congregation are young people who are getting delivered from drugs and alcohol instantly and people are repenting and surrendering their lives to Him at almost every gathering. And He has brought so many who love Him into my life. I am so thankful and amazed and humbled.

I still haven't made it to see the rest of my family & friends. grin!

Oh, and He is using me to go downtown and give out the love of Jesus to the ones who need Him once per week. All unplanned. To Him be the glory!

And if He did that for me at that time I can now have peace that He will continue to orchestrate the rest of my life.

Ask and you shall receive. Wait upon Him and your strength will be renewed. Thank Him ahead of time for what He wants you to do! He will show the way. I will be praying with you brother. Glory to God Almighty!

 2011/5/20 17:03Profile

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