Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country,From your familyAnd from your father’s house,To a land that I will show you.
In the last edition of Today’s Word (Actions that guarantee release and RESTORATION Pt 5), it was established that, God is committed to bringing His words to pass, only if we are faithful enough to follow Him, by seeking first, His Kingdom and Righteousness. When the Kingdom of God becomes your priority, Heaven makes you a priority.
In today’s episode, we will be looking at the first quality that produces the determination to follow God, by drawing lessons from the experience of Abraham with God.
Abraham, formerly known as Abram, was a 75yrs old man called out by God unto promise (Genesis 12:1-4), and his obedience to God, availed him the privilege of reaping the benefits of God’s promises. The life of Abraham unveils the character of a man or woman, who is determined to follow God.
HOW DO WE GET DETERMINED TO FOLLOW GOD?
1. Absolute trust and submission to God’s leading:
Do you trust God enough to lead you? Abraham was a man of faith (Hebrews 11:8), and his lifestyle exemplified a total dependence on God. In the book of Genesis 12:1, he was called out from his biological father’s house to a land unknown to him, not knowing where he was going (Hebrews 11:8), but he obeyed.
Our obedience to God’s leading, is tied to the evidence of our absolute trust and submission to His Word. God has stated equivocally in His Word, that He has good plans for us, to give us a future and hope, hence we must trust His leading to bring these plans to pass in our lives (Jeremiah 29:11). The leading of God is the assurance that God would take us through the paths He has carefully marked out, that leads to a desirable future.
“The leading of God is the assurance that God would take us through the paths He has carefully marked out, that leads to a desirable future”.
How do we trust in God’s leading?
1. By paying keen attention to His voice (Romans 10:17).
2. Through the reliance on His Word for direction, and instructions (Psalm 32:8).
3. Taking action, by using the footprints of God as a landmark for direction, and navigation (Job 23:1).
4. Trusting Him for our supplies (Psalm 55:22).
5. Trusting Him with our future and destination (Jeremiah 29:11).
1. Yearn to hear God’s voice today.
2. Take a decision to obey His word, whether it is convenient or not.
3. Make a commitment to study your Bible daily.
4. Take a decision to walk in the ways of God.
4. Refuse any attempt to be too comfortable to be instructed by God, because the place of comfort has denied many the voice of God.
God bless you.