country and go to a place that I will show you (Let it go!)
bless those that bless you (Abram); but I will curse those who curse you.
Through you I will bless all the nations."
About 15 years ago, the Lord pressed
on our hearts as a family that we should leave where we had spent our entire
lives and move to Omaha, NE. After much prayer we became convicted that this
was God's will for us. Genesis 15:1 states, "Do not be afraid. I will shield
you from danger and give you a great reward." God is always faithful to His
promise as we have now become part of the beginnings of His Global Love.
This is a great adventure.
live in a world of, "What's in it for me"--the microwave generation of instant
gratification. Are you willing to stay true to your calling and take up your
cross to follow Jesus wherever He leads? (Mark 8:34).
Psalm 40:5 we are told, "Lord you have made many wonderful plans for us." All
He needs is our "yes!" Are you willing to abandon it all and follow where He
God's Ways are not our ways
(please read Genesis 22:1-12)
your son, your only son, Isaac, and offer him as a sacrifice to me."
Martin Luther King, Jr. is probably
most famous for his speech that began, "I had a dream that one day..." Abram
had a dream--of one day having an heir. He waited 100 years for that dream to
be fulfilled with the birth of Isaac, and now!--God tells him to sacrifice his
son, his dream, and he unflinchingly complied. Could he know what God had in
mind--NO! God's ways are above ours. In Gen. 22:11-12, we hear, "Abraham, don't
hurt the boy or do anything to him. Now I know that you honor and obey God...I
will bless you." Dreams shattered/ dreams deferred. Often we dream of what we
believe is good for us--or is it? Seek God's mind to be sure.
you ever had a burning desire for something (a new job, a better place to live,
etc.) only to feel frustrated when nothing happens?
you pray and seek God's mind to see if your dreams were in alignment with God's
is a marvelous teacher--how many pitfalls did God save you from?