“The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing…all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:1-3)
God called Abram to leave the comfortable life he knew in Ur, and at the age of seventy-five, to begin a slow journey with God towards fulfilling the promises God had made to him.
The image of the Christian life as a journey captures well what it is like to follow God. Journeys involve movement, stopping, starting, detours, delays, and the ever present unknown.
This was the walk Abram faced. It took patient trust in God through many, many years (decades!), as God fulfilled His promises. It was a slow work that God was doing in Abram’s heart, so that God could bless the world through him.
This is the same work God is doing in your heart and mine. Though imperceivable to you at times, as you surrender yourself to God day by day, moment by moment, God working in your heart.
My question for you is: What does it mean for you to trust the slow work of God in your life today?
– Pastor Tara VinCross