TODAY'S SPECIAL: Read Genesis 12:1-7
TO CHEW ON: "The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you....” So Abram had left as the Lord told him." Genesis 12:1,4
People move from one home to another for many reasons. Sometimes they move to find work. Sometimes they move to be close to family. Sometimes they move to experience life in a different city. And sometimes they move just because God tells them to.
One day God talked to a man named Abram. (He was a man who was alive at about the same time as Job.) God told Abram to move – and he did, just because God said so.
He had to have a big faith in God to leave the country he lived in, the city he knew, and even his family. He was 75 when God asked him to do this. That's older than your grandparents! To make it even harder, God didn’t give him a map or a moving truck. He just told Abram and his wife Sarai to pack their stuff and go wherever He would show them.
Abram had herds of goats, flocks of sheep and camels. It wasn't a quick, easy move. Abram did take servants along. But he left most of his family behind.
God promised Abram some good things would happen as a result of his move. How many promises can you find in Genesis 12:2,3? Make a list.
PRAYER: Dear God, thank You when we move on Your instructions, we set out on a faith adventure. Amen.
SUPERSIZE IT: Moving
Tell or write about a time you moved. If you haven’t moved ask a friend to tell you about their move.
1. Why did you move?
2. How did you move?
3. Where did you move to?
3. What was good about your move?
4. What was hard about your move?
5. In what way was your move a faith adventure for you and your family?