Genesis 12 is the true story of Abram as he walks toward the promised land. God tells him to go “to the land which I will show you”. (Verse 1)
“You start going and I will tell you where you are going when you get there.” I long for that faith in my life.
Instead, I need to know where, and what direction, and how fast…
My faith feels small and ineffective when I look at all of the things I need to happen before I can believe Christ.
Then Abram meets an obstacle. Verse 10: “Now there was a famine in the land…”
As far as I can tell, God is calling Abram into the promised land VIA famine.
Am I willing to walk through the famine on my way to the promise?
So often, we stop traveling when we reach the famine.
“This marriage is too difficult…”
“My job is not satisfying any more…”
“There is so much wear and tear in this…”
“I am scared.” “I am tired.” “I am sore.”
I feel sorry for people like me; people that give up on the dream too soon because the famine is so dry.
Let me descibe to you the kind of faith I want to have: I want to be a man that stands in the middle of the famine and realizes that I am at the gates of the promise.
That is the faith that is required to live as a man of God on this planet.
What famine is in front of you? Are you frightened? Will you turn around or keep going?
The famine is just one page in the journal once you arrive at the promise.
Jesus, call me into Your promise through the famine – I want faith!