Grafted In | DAY V

READ GENESIS TWELVE

 

Abraham is a hero of the faith. His name is found scattered throughout the pages of both the Old and New Testaments. He is championed for his obedience, courage, and faith. Yesterday we considered that he was the first member of the family tree to be called by God, and today we are going to look at his response.

 

What did Abraham (also called “Abram”) do in faith?

 

“Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

So Abram ___________________.”

 

Call to mind a time when the Lord has called you to act in obedience and how you responded to that call – use the phrase, “in obedience, I ….” or, “in disobedience, I …”

 

What is something God is calling you to now? Most likely, it won’t be a call like Abraham’s to leave the world you know and all familiarity to follow Him (though I can tell you countless stories of missionaries and church planters who have received and heeded that call!), but perhaps He is calling you to practice biblical hospitality, generosity, stewardship, or forgiveness.

 

Prayerfully consider what it would look like to complete the sentence below using Abraham’s obedience as an example:

“So [your name here] __________________________, as the Lord had told him/her.”

 

PRAY AND REFLECT

Spend some time praying about these things. Thank the Lord for Abraham’s example of obedience and faith. Conclude by asking the Lord to give you a heart that knows His voice and feet that are quick to obey.

Author: amygannett

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