Abraham: Called to the Unknown (week 3)
Abraham: Called to the Unknown Genesis 12:1-9
CALLED: to order or request to undertake a particular activity or work; summons
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there. Genesis 11:31
To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. Acts 7:2
Being called into the unknown is
1. About getting ______________
Jesus came to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable. Anonymous
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. Matthew 4:18-22
Is there a place in your spiritual life where you are stuck?
2. About choosing _______________
When we are called into the unknown, God invites us to embrace the uncertainty of life with the certainty of God.
…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b
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. Genesis 12:1
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Where do you need to ask for courage in your spiritual life at this time?
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom