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.”
Genesis 12:1-2 (NKJV)
God told Abram to leave behind the familiar, to step out of his comfort zone into the unkonwn. God has a promised land for every single one of us; there is a dream He has placed in our heart, and the journey there is one of faith and grace. When we are willing to trust God with the unknown, we will find that He will lead us into places of greater blessing, and He will give us more opportunities to be a blessing to others. Let us resolve in our hearts today that we will follow wherever the Lord desires to lead us, trusting in His plan and purpose for our lives.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
Each of us has been created with a unique destiny and purpose. No matter where we may find ourselves or what our past may have looked like, God has created us for good works. Our task is to look to Jesus, and to trust what He has put in our hearts. Perhaps we cannot see exactly where this will lead us, but one thing is certain: as we remain faithful, as we trust Him, we will find ourselves led into opportunities to shine His light and to serve in exactly the way God has purposed it for us.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Philippians 1:6 (KJV)
We may be confident that whatever God has started in our lives, He will bring to completion. Our task is to put our faith and trust in Jesus, and to realize that even when it seems as if nothing is happening, when things take longer than expected, God is working in us to peform His good work. And so today, be confident in the promises God has put in your heart; trust that He is leading you into all He has called you to be.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)
The more we meditate on the goodness of God, the more we come to realize that we can call on Him for everything. The more clearly we perceive God’s heart towards us, the more we understand that God’s dream and vision for our lives is beyond our own—He will show us great and mighty things which we have not known. As we are willing to simply trust the Lord, we may rest assured that He will lead us down the path He has uniquely intended for us, He will lead us into the life He has purposed for us to live. Here we will find opportunities to use our gifts and talents in a way that will serve the kingdom of God, and be a blessing to the people in our world.
May Theme: The Kingdom Is At Hand—Will You Receive It?
Today’s Topic: The Process Of Becoming
Foundational Text: 1 John 3:1-3
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
1 John 3:1-3 (KJV)