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Into The Unknown

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Micah 4 to 7

Some of us are more organised than others. Some people start packing for their holidays when they come back from their last one. Even the least organised of us will usually have an atlas in the car or a route plotted to our destination before a significant journey.

Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. NIV

Abraham is described as the father of all who have faith, and is one of the most significant men to have ever walked the earth. Yet when he set off on his great journey, he didn't know where he was going! (See Genesis 12).
For most of us, we would like to negotiate our compliance with what is asked dependant on the destination we are offered. When packing for a holiday, we take the destination and time of year into account as to what clothes we pack. When God gives us instruction, He is looking for faith in our lives like Abraham's faith – that will take you to a destination unknown to you.
When we learn that our Father loves us and we start to believe the word of God then we realise following His word will only help us, never ruin things. The most fulfilling place in the world is exactly in the centre of God's will for our lives. Abraham's greatest achievement was His complete obedience when God said 'go'.
Today, let us learn to obey God on even the simplest things He talks to us about. Maybe He is telling you to give some money to someone in need – don't hesitate – obey. Perhaps He is calling you to befriend someone and be there at a difficult time in their lives – go.
Whatever it is today, you can be sure it will call for an act of faith on your part – and that is exactly what God is asking of you.