Monday, November 28, 2011

He leads. I follow.

I'm back on track! I must admit I had missed a few days in my Bible reading due to some crazy traveling and holiday schedules, but I have now officially caught up.

This morning as I read in Genesis 12 through 15, I was reminded of God's directing and prompting in the life of a Christian. The beginning of chapter 12 is where Abraham receives God's prompting to move.

"The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you." (Genesis 12:1, NLT)

Those who know me well would describe me as a planner and an organizer. Hearing those words from God to move "where I show you" would have sent me into a bit of panic.

"Where, Lord?" "Will I know anyone there?" "Where will I work?" "Where will we live?".

Even if Abraham (and his wife Sarah) had similar questions, they trusted God's direction and went.

Growing up, my family moved a few times, and every time, God directed and provided. Every time, God blessed us when we followed Him. Every time, He was going before us. Every time.

In my year and a half marriage to Jeremiah, God has provided and directed. He led us to the jobs we have, the friends we love, the home we live in...So, why do I panic? Why do I listen to Satan's lie that this time, God may not come through for me?

Maybe I just need a physical reminder, like Samuel had.

"Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” (1 Samuel 7:12, NLT)

I have a small rock on the counter of my bathroom sink. That rock will be my Ebenezer to remind me that my God always comes through for me. Therefore, when He leads, I will follow.

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