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This is the Great Adventure!
December 29, 2019, 8:27 AM

If you’re old enough to remember the Steven Curtis Chapman song, “Great Adventure,” you’ll know where I’m going with this thought. As the Christmas season winds down and the new year is quickly approaching, I hope everyone can look back on the previous year and count their blessings. It has been good but very busy, especially these last few weeks. I always take some time off at the end of the year to spend with my family, to rest, and be reminded of the blessing they are. I also try to find some time in the stillness of the day to reflect on where God has brought us and seek His face as to where He is leading us. As with every year, there have been some ups and downs but God remains faithful. As I sit this morning, in the stillness of the day, with my coffee beside me and my dog resting his head on my leg, I thank God for all that He has done and all that He is going to do. That’s where the song comes in to play. As I was praying and expressing some heaviness of heart to the Lord, that song popped into my head. It was in tandem with the words recorded in Genesis 12 regarding Abraham. In chapter 11 we are told of the story of the Tower of Babel which is followed by the dispersing of the people and a listing of descendants. In that listing is the names of Abram and Sarai. We all know how God accomplished His plan through these two and how we are recipients of the that promise still today. What I find interesting is the way chapter 12 begins. Chapter 11 concludes by telling the reader where Abram and Sarai lived and established their home. Chapter 12 starts out by saying that God called Abram to pick up everything and proceed to a destination he had not yet been told. He was instructed to leave his country, his family, and his father’s house and follow God. These words, combined with the positioning of them at the beginning of a new chapter resonate in my heart. The year 2020 is just a few days away and will begin another chapter in life. The question is will we be willing to follow God where ever He leads us, even without knowing all the details or even the destination. Our flesh often necessitates knowing details before we follow but being led by the Spirit and living by faith is simply following God where He leads. God had great things in store from Abram and Sarai, but they had to move on in obedience in order to experience those blessings. So, this year, be willing to follow God wherever He leads, even if it requires a move. He may just have something special planned for you or may be protecting you from something. As you pray and seek His face and His will, let the opening words of the aforementioned song resonate in your heart and mind, “Saddle up your horses!”

Robert