Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. |
Do you hear The Voice? Do you hear the call? How many times does Hashem call us to a place with Him but we don’t go?
He is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5). To be with Him He requires a total abandonment of everything else. He requires that we completely strip ourselves of our personal attempts at righteousness, protection, security, and sustenance. He wants us to lie bare and prostrated before Him down, to our utmost vulnerable point because without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).
Where is Hashem taking you today? Has He asked you like Abraham to, Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. (Genesis 12:1)? Has He asked you to leave the comfortable place of familiar surroundings, to venture out from the comfort zone of familiar beliefs and into the unknown? When He does, are you willing to go like Abraham or do you whine because things are the way they 'used to be'?
In this day of fundamental changes in the society of man, in this time of economic, political and societal international upheavals we may feel the rug pulled off from under us. We may feel insecure and uncomfortable. For the person lacking faith it is a test, but for the person whose faith has been already tested, it is a joy. The world is going to a place we are not familiar with and God forbid that we should become at ease with the direction it is taking.
It is now high time for us to do like Abraham and hear the call of Hashem’s Voice, For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work (Psalms 95:7-9). .
Let us with Abraham let go of our comfort zone and walk in the new dimensions of faith He leads to; who knows, it may take us to the Promised Land!
Patrick Gabriel Lumbroso
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