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No Turning Back – Part 3

22 Jul

Genesis 12:7-8
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.”  So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east.  There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.

In all his traveling through the wilderness, Abram kept his focus upon the true purpose of life; to be a worshipper of God.  This is the highest calling we could attain to.

Just thinking about the miles that he traveled is daunting.  I Don’t say that because of the great distance he traveled.  There are many long-distance hikers who do an incredible amount of miles each year.  Following the trail is the easy part.

Here we have a man who left all to follow God on a trail that he didn’t know where it ended.  When he got there – he was a stranger.  Yet the first task he set for himself was to build an altar and worship God.

Where has the path of your life taken you?  What kind of place do you find yourself at right now?  No matter what your answers to those questions might be, follow the example of Abram.

Make this place your altar.  Take some time right now to worship God.  Without asking for anything, simply exalt Him for who He is and where He has brought you to – even if it is not the best of situations.  Let the Lord know that He is the central focus of your life.

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Posted by on July 22, 2012 in Daily Thoughts

 

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One response to “No Turning Back – Part 3

  1. pjgracecommunity

    July 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    What I like about this story is the place of worship became a landmark for Abram, so when he lost his way going to Egypt he knew where to return. Great post and great motivation
    Pro22:28

     

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