Abram was faithful and when God sent him he, his wife and his nephew set out by faith to Canaan–“The Promised Land.” That name has been bantered around for millennia–but, it was in his initial steps of faith that God took Abram aside and promised Abram that he would give him and his descendants the land for as far as he could see. That was a pretty bold promise to a 75 year old husband and uncle. Abram followed without question.
As we study through the Bible, we see great acts of faith–that only demonstrate their greatness, well after they were taken. Abram’s inhabiting of Canaan, Joseph’s interpreting dreams, Daniel’s refusing to eat the foods of the King were all monumental steps of faith–yet, at the time each seemed kind of small.
In our journey, we too have opportunities to move forward each day in faith and allow God to be amazing in our lives. When we do, we never know what impact those steps will have on the lives of others and on our personal faith journey. But, we do know that God promises if we trust him with all our hearts, lean not on our own understanding, acknowledge him in all our ways–then he will make our paths straight! Proverbs 3:5-6. He did that for Abram, he will do it for us! God only calls us to be faithful–not perfect, that is his job!
God Bless You
9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.