Sunday, February 24, 2013

Trust in a Distrustful World

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Genesis 12:1-4  Now the Lord had said to Abram:  “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.  I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Although I was not in church today, one of our dear ladies telephoned me with the title and Scriptures used for Pastor Jerry’s Sunday message. 

I share with you thoughts on Pastor’s sermon. 

The theme was traveling to a new location and the reasons are always varied.   Sometimes we move to a new area due to health, loss of a job, death in the family and the reasons are many. 

Personally our family arrived in this city for one or those reasons.  We were out of options, so all we could do was trust God and move where He was showing us...

In the Southern areas of California there are fruit pickers who follow from one orchard or vineyard to the next hoping to earn a living.  Some would call them “Migrate farmers.”  Without realizing it these families are trusting God to provide a harvest so they can reap an income.

Another term for migrates would be Nomadic people.  Especially in other lands, the Nomads are generally a people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land for their herds.

Such was not the case for 75 year old Abraham, as the land was vast, green and water was plentiful.  However one day, God spoke and told him to leave his Father and brethren and travel to a place that God would show him.  There God promised to make of him a great nation.

When you are comfortable where you are, it is difficult to pack up and move.

At this time Abraham was childless, so this was a surprise message from God.

Abraham believed God and trusted his voice and determined to obey his leading, so he left Haran, taking with him his nephew Lot, all their servants, their herds and belongings and slowly marched toward the land of Canaan.

As time went by, a famine was in all the land of Canaan and God told Abraham to move again, this time to Egypt.

His future was uncertain, and all around him his world was shaking, but again Abraham determined to trust and obey.  So he packed up and went !

Perhaps your world is shaking in this uncertain and untrustworthy world.

It is always time to reach out for God’s hand and trust Him for your future is safe in His hands.e NOMADS demonstrate God’s love through our work and by listening to the people with, NOMADS pretty

1 comment:

  1. If God calls we need to listen. It's not always easy, but there is always ultimate peace in where God leads... even if it's in our own neighborhood...

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