You can almost picture the scene—Abram watching Lot trotting down the hill, rejoicing at the great trade he had just secured. He took all the “good” land and left his silly uncle with the hill country. Abram was looking out over the land—a little sad…but then, as dad’s do, God said, “Look over all the land–as far as you can see, and as far as you can walk– all this will be for you and your lineage.” A huge spiritual hug from a Dad that understands us better than anyone. Abram stepped out in faith and continued to trust God even when it seemed as though God was not delivering.
We act similarly, when we truly believe and follow God, there are days that simply feel like the promises will not be delivered upon. Trials and tests wear us down, and the world gleefully skips by announcing all the victories it enjoys. In those dismal points, God calls out—child, I love you and have an amazing eternity planned for you! Do not lose hope! Simply follow and as far as you can see and as far as you can walk it will be yours! Faith is a journey, and while difficult at times, it is amazing, full and meaningful when we allow Him to lead and we simply and humbly trust and follow!
God Bless You
The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.