Moments with My Father
Happy Monday! I’m beginning my day with a “step class” today, only instead of doing so at the gym where one would go to physically exercise, I’m doing so in a spiritual gym, so to speak, which is where my Father is the instructor. To my surprise today, I see that Abram was very good at “step.” Here’s how he did it: Step 1) Abram stepped out as the Lord had called him, to go where He had shown him and as the story goes, it says they arrived there. This speaks to my heart that when we are walking based on our Father’s direction, He will see to it that we arrive where He wants us. He is the One with the plan! Step 2)When Abram had reached Canaan where he was intended to go, he traveled along until the Lord spoke to him again and told him He was going to give Abram’s offspring the land before him. This was a promise that Abram held on to in faith. Step 3) Abram’s response to the Lord’s consideration of him was to take the step to build an altar to the Lord, humbling himself by lifting up a sacrifice for his sin and showing love to His Father. In so doing, the Lord appeared to him and hence, step 4)Abram went towards the hills and pitched his tent. Step 5) At this point, Abram again built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord where he was given the next step. Step 6) Abram continued toward Negev, again modeling “stepping out” following the Lord. It stands out to me here that Abram didn’t keep taking the same step, but his steps varied depending on what the Father showed him. As his Father showed him where his next step was, he took it, then he took the step to look to the Lord for the next step and then he took it and so on and so and so on……. I”m the kind of woman that feels a whole lot more secure if I know ahead of time all the steps I am to take and when, but part of being in our Father’s spiritual gym of life is that I need to keep looking to Him for every move and He doesn’t always show it to me until it is just the right time. I know this is good for me because it means trusting in my Father and stepping out in faith one step at a time just like Abram. It comes to me that the first step of getting myself before my Father (the instructor) is a big important step. I’ve got to get to His gym! I really like how Abram kept looking to his Father when he needed the next step and how in view of his Father’s kindness to him, he built an alter to acknowledge Him. He understood the importance of his relationship with Him and he thanked Him. The end result is that Abram ended up in real good shape in many ways because he took the steps His Father showed to him and he sought out a relationship with his Father! So I’m seeking to follow Abram’s example in taking the steps my Father shows me today and each day ’cuz I want to end up in good shape in many ways, too. I wanna be a gal with just the right moves. Speakiing of that, my next step is to move on in this day, seeking my Father for what’s next. Bless ya’s!
Gen 12:4-9; He 9:28