Jan26SunJanuary 26, 20202020 Perfect Vision20 Days of Fasting / 20 Minutes of PrayerDay Eighteen — Get Back On Track!
"And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai; Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD." (Gen. 13:3-4)
When Abraham was called out to go to a land God would show him he obeyed and went. Though he stopped in Haran, he eventually moved on to the land of Canaan because that was the place God would show him and give to him and his seed forever.
After Abraham had arrived and sojourned the land he continued south on into Egypt. The reason is not Crystal clear, seeing he had travelled such a long journey, but the Scripture does mention that the Canaanites were in the land and there was a severe famine (Gen. 12:6-10). But while in Canaan, God appeared unto Abraham and said, "Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him (Gen. 12:7).”
Abraham went down into Egypt and things did not work out so well for him. However, because he believed God and continued to trust him, God delivered him. When life throws you a curve ball or you make a poor decision, DON’T GIVE UP! Remember the place or time where God spoke to you. Don’t be afraid to return to the place of humble beginnings. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the physical location (as it was for Abraham), but even in your heart and mind revisit, refresh, refocus, remember that divine moment (kairos moment) when God spoke to you.
Abraham returned to the place where the Lord met him; the place where he made an altar for worship and there he called upon the name of the Lord. He returned to reflect on what had happened and to GET BACK ON TRACK! While in Egypt Abraham and Sarah lied about their relationship. His carnal thoughts outweighed the wisdom and power of God to keep and protect them: “Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon…Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive (Gen. 12:11-12).” The good thing is that Abraham was able to move on from that experience and renewed his commitment to God. You can too...
“...The soul’s safety is best secured by revisiting, in loving memory, the scenes where God was first felt and known.” — Source Unknown
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