Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1 (ESV)

As humans, it’s natural for us to gravitate towards the familiar. Even after a shakeup in our lives, we always return to the comfort of the old routines, following the way we are used to living as we had before.

But what if you received Word from God, telling you to go wherever He tells you?

God gave such a command to Abram. He did not specify a place, but simply told him to go to the land that He will show him.

Although Abram was not familiar with a place that God would show him, Abram was familiar with God.

Are we familiar with God? Or are we more familiar with what we see, the general life we tend to live daily, the routines we unconsciously or religiously devote ourselves to?

When we become familiar with God, we tend to gravitate more to Him. As we grow closer in our relationship, growing to know Him more, we become more dependent on Him.

This is the kind of progress we need to have in our lives, the kind of trust that Abram had in God.

He calls each of us into the same journey as Abram did – maybe not into a new country, but definitely out of our comfort zones. My hope and prayer is that you will follow His calling, that your faith will not fail – for He who holds you in His hands is faithful.

Let’s begin each day with prayer and praise to follow Him. Do not fear – He who began this good work in you will finish it (Philippians 1:6)!

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