Monday, January 04, 2010

Wendy's Video Summary - Monday, January 4, 2010

(For those of you not participating in the Chronological Bible reading with Wendy Pope, please visit my other blog, “Pondering In His Presence”. Thank you.)

The primary focus today was on Abram's family leaving their homeland of Ur of the Chaldeans.

Sometimes the Lord just asks us to leave. There's no evidence given for sure that God told Terah, Abram's father, to leave, but he did and he took Abram, Sarai and Lot with him.

Genesis 11:31 says they headed out specifically for Canaan, but stopped at Haran and settled there.

Sometimes when we head out to a destination we don't always get there. We get side-tracked and life happens. We get stopped, but there is a useful place in the pause of a journey.

Wendy read Genesis 12:1-4, highlighting how we can be a blessing.

The key point is found in verse 4: “So Abram departed as the Lord instructed.”

This is the root of our inheritance. Our inheritance is the kingdom of God. According to John 10:10 we can live a full life in Christ, and it all started right here with Abram's obedience. The main point is that our obedience matters to somebody other than us. Abram was going to be blessed with physical and spiritual protection, but he would have missed out if he had not obeyed and so would have we.

Romans 4:16 (pg1534) says, “So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham's. For Abraham is the father of all who believe.”

Abraham is our spiritual father, and because he obeyed we have our inheritance secured by our belief and faith in Jesus Christ. Although we still need to choose to believe, our inheritance was set in place all those years ago.

Backing up now to when Terah left for Canaan and ended up in Haran, nothing is ever wasted in our journey. The time in a pause is not wasted. What happened in Haran was amazing. This is where God grew Abraham's family wealth.

So, just be encouraged that your obedience maters to others and if you're on a journey that you know you're suppose to be on and there's a pause, relax and wait for God to move you. All will come to fruition for your good and His glory.

(All thoughts transcribed from Wendy's blog to aid those whose computers are not capatible to view these videos.)

3 comments:

JnL4God said...

Joy,
I am able to get the video, however I wanted to thank you for being so kind to help those who can't.
Have a great blessed day.
Lynn

Leah said...

Yes, our obedience matters a great deal!!

Leah

Eagles Wings said...

awesome thanks for writing a summary :-)
God Bless!