Monday, October 5, 2015

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Trust in a Distrustful World 

When traveling to a new location the reasons are always varied.   Sometimes we move to a new area due to health, loss of a job, death in the family and the reasons are many. 

Personally our family arrived where we now live for one or those reasons.  We were out of options, so all we could do was trust God and move where He was showing us...

In the Southern areas of California there are fruit pickers who follow from one orchard or vineyard to the next hoping to earn a living.  Some would call them “Migrate farmers.”  Without realizing it these families are trusting God to provide a harvest so they can reap an income.

Another term for migrates would be Nomadic people.  Especially in other lands, the Nomads are generally a people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land for their herds.

Genesis 12:1-4 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”  

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.  

Such was not the case for 75 year old Abraham, as the land was vast, green and water was plentiful.  However one day, God spoke and told him to leave his Father and brethren and travel to a place that God would show him.  There God promised to make of him a great nation.

When you are comfortable where you are, it is difficult to pack up and move.

At this time Abraham was childless, so this was a surprise message from God.

Abraham believed God and trusted his voice and determined to obey his leading, so he left Haran, taking with him his nephew Lot, all their servants, their herds and belongings and slowly marched toward the land of Canaan.
As time went by, a famine was in all the land of Canaan and God told Abraham to move again, this time to Egypt.

His future was uncertain, and all around him his world was shaking, but again Abraham determined to trust and obey.  So he packed up and went !

Perhaps your world is shaking in this uncertain and untrustworthy world.

It is always time to reach out for God’s hand and trust Him because your future is safe in His hands.
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Hello Aunt Hazel, it is hard to pack up and follow when you don't now where you are going but it easier when no.1 you know who is leading you and 2. you trust who is leading.
Thank you for the linkup and today's story.
God Bless Aunt Hazel

Mary Hill said...

Hazel, right now a real storm has hit and we are overcoming. Your post hit home this week. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne Viola said...

Hazel, this is truly a beautiful reminder of God's faithfulness. In all that God led Abram, God was always with him. And so He is with us today. We never go alone. Grateful for this true story! Blessings!

Cheryl said...

Dear Hazel!!! You will NEVER know how much this post meant to me tonight. Only the dear Lord knows. Thank you for being faithful to write what God has placed upon your heart!

Sharon said...

It is hard to pick up and move. It's unsettling and stressful and scary. But, God has gone before, and with Him by our side, the journey becomes a sacred appointment.


Floyd Samons said...

We get comfortable in life by the hand of our Father and begin to take for granted all he does everyday. He provides for us just like the birds, but expects us to acknowledge His grace in obedience.

There is no peace or joy or comfort without being in the will of our Father. Thanks again for the reminder.