Genesis 12:1 – Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. (NIV)
Romans 4:3 – Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. (NIV)
I love to plan trips. Six months ahead, my husband and I start planning our vacation. We decide exactly where to go. Then, using our trip planner, we decide on the most desirable route. We can make reservations at the restaurants and motels of our choice, and make contact with friends along the way, by knowing the exact times we will be at certain places.
Sometimes we choose to travel by faith as Abraham did. We just venture out into the unknown and travel as we feel led. These trips turn out to be just as good, sometimes better. By not having definite plans, we are free to explore and tarry awhile if we choose. We are not bound to any commitments.
God called Abraham and Sarah to leave their home and to travel into unknown territory. They set out on faith alone — no maps, no reservations, and no time schedules. Abraham had heard God's call, believed what he thought he heard, and set out in complete faith and trust to go into an unknown world.
So many journeys in our lives have to be travelled in faith. God calls us to go to strange spiritual places, just as he called Abraham. Sometimes we must leave the security of our known world and venture into realms of our lives not previously explored. Like Abraham, we must trust God all the way and in everything.
Prayer: Lord, help us to remember Abraham and his great faith as he went forth to follow your leading. Help us to understand that, as you took care of Abraham, you will take care of us, when we place our faith in you. Amen.