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“The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.”
Genesis 12:1

I feel like Abraham tonight.

The realities of leaving Chicago and moving to California are sinking in. My foundations are being shaken and stirred. I can only rest upon Christ, the solid ground.

I realize this move is an appointed time in my life as it was in Abraham’s case. I can’t imagine how hard that decision was for Abraham, to leave his country, his people, and his family and to instead follow the Lord.  But I learned something very important about Abraham’s life as well as many other people God has worked through in the Bible:

God does some of his greatest work when his people are on the move

I am reminded of the Israelites when trapped by the red sea. They had just left their oppressive homes and onto a home they have yet to see. And then came the Deliverer! He split that little pond in half just to show them that He was trustworthy and that He was the rock they would stand on.

It’s when we are on the move that we have no foundations other than Him. We have no home to return to, we have no destination that we are familiar with. We only have our hand in His and we surrender to His loving leading. It forces us to cling to Him.

In God’s love has he done this. To further break my barriers until I am completely dependent on Him.

Lord, here I am! I trust in you alone!

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