The Call – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Genesis 12:1-7
Key Verse: Genesis 12:1
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.
The title of this month’s devotional, “Facing the Unknown,” is descriptive of all our lives. Like it or not, we all face an unknown future. We make plans for our future and visualize how we want it to unfold, but there are no guarantees it will turn out the way we plan.
God is the only One who sees our future. He knows what is unknown to us. God is already in our future, from the next hour to the next year. As we study the story of Abraham we will see that God has plans for our future. He desires to use us in specific ways to bless us and accomplish His good purposes on earth. There is no “unknown” in God’s economy! As we face what is unknown to us, we can have confidence in the One who lives in us to guide us into what He sees perfectly clear.
This week we will study the call of God on Abraham’s life in hopes to find principles to apply to our lives. God handpicked Abraham to start a new nation—a nation that would be God’s chosen people. Insignificant to the world around them, these people have and will continue to play major roles in the plans of God. God did the choosing; Abraham was simply a recipient of grace. Grace is the unmerited favor of God. Abraham had accomplished nothing to earn God’s choice of him. That is the first principle we must learn: God’s call flows out of God’s grace. (Continued)
Father, thank you for your knowledge of my future. I trust you to call me and guide me in the direction I should go. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.