After the debacle in Egypt, Abram and his group returned Bethel–the place where Abram first sought the Lord, and the place where he built the 1st memorial to God. When he arrived, it was as if he was home again, in the heart and in the place where God had brought him. As a stranger in a strange land, it was hard for him to feel grounded and safe anywhere.
The amazing faith Abram had, was tested and drained and even he–the Patriarch of a nation of priests, needed a place where he knew God was with him. Bethel was that place; and Abram could once again contemplate God’s plan for he and his family.
Today, we must have that same Bethel place in our lives. The movie, War Room, came out and taught the premise that we as his chosen–must treat life with the same intensity as we would a war. Our families and our marriages are constantly under attack ad we need to launch a war from our homes through prayer, fellowship and study of God and his word. We need a place–home, where we can cry out safely to God and be ourselves–frailties and all. God tells us that we simply need to ask, seek and knock and he will be available and ready to meet our needs and desires– in our Bethel, our War Room.
God Bless You
So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.