Daily Meditations on the Fathering Methods of God!

Our Father in heaven wants very much to be an active Father in our lives.

However, He will not control us as though we are puppets.
We hope that the meditations will encourage you to deepen your bonds with Him in this most vital relationship of our lives.

18 - Fitting in with God's Plans
Genesis 12:
1 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.

Abram found it very difficult to leave his comfort zone: that is, he left his country, but he did not leave his family.

He took with him on his journey his father, Terah and his nephew, Lot.

Did God shout at Abram that he should get with the program or else?!

God simply waited.

Terah, being an old man, died along the way to the new country.
Then Lot and Abram were forced to go their separate ways for purely practical reasons.

Then the Bible says:
14. After Lot was gone, the Lord said to Abram,
"Look as far as you can see in every direction,
15. for I am going to give it all to you and your descendants.
16. And I am going to give you so many descendants that, like dust, they can't be counted!
17. Hike in all directions and explore the new possessions I am giving you."
18. Then Abram moved his tent to the oaks of Mamre, near Hebron, and built an altar to Jehovah there.
(Genesis 13 LB)

Finally, Abram was beginning to fit into the purpose for which God had called him into the world.

Are you fitting in with God's plans for your life?
Or is God still waiting for you to catch up with Him?

Father, thank You for being as patient with me as You were with Your man Abram.
Thank You for not pushing or shouting or forcing me to do Your will.
Thank You that is not how you treat those You love.
Today I voluntarily fit into Your purpose and I trust You with my life,
in Jesus' name,

See you tomorrow, God willing,
when you'll find a new thought here to challenge you!
Meanwhile, have a great day walking with the Lord!