Tuesday, July 26, 2005

From today's Daily Light...

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance.

When I read this, I thought of the Lord calling me out of the church I was a member of in 2002 and bringing me to the church I am at now. That truly was the beginning of everything – without that step so much of my life wouldn’t be different now. So much sin would still be there…as would the weight.

It wasn’t an easy decision by any stretch of the imagination…and I didn’t know what I was going into. I certainly didn’t see any inheritance on the horizon. And what I have received thus far may not be the actual inheritance, only the preliminaries…the preparation. What He has given me thus far has been pretty incredible...so, if this isn’t … WOW! I can’t wait to see what is!

Daily Light goes on to say…
He chose our heritage for us.

I wouldn’t have chosen to do things this way. Like the prodigal son, I would have asked for my inheritance early...and squandered it...or at the very least chosen to stay put, to not fight sin, and been content to just sit around waiting for things to just “poof” away or into my life.

But as Daily Light reminds me…
“[He is] the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.”—“Who is a teacher like him?”...We walk by faith, not by sight.—Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.—Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

That is what I’ve been called to…to learn from Him, to trust His ways, to walk by faith and not require sight, to seek what is lasting and wage war against my soul…against my sin and flesh…from now until the day I pass from the temporal to the eternal.

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