Going off the Map

Ever notice our lives are what happens to us while we are making other plans? Our lives are subject to detours and corrections that we never expected or imagined.

Abraham and Sarah could testify to that. They were planning for retirement when life “happened” to them. God adjusted their agenda. He told Abraham, “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you” (Genesis 12:1).

So this old couple packed up the tent and headed out to only God knew where. When Alexander the Great had completed his conquest of Persia, he headed east. Author Allan Hogg said the general “marched off his maps.” That happened to Sarah and Abraham.

God gave them marching orders without a map. They needed only enough faith to begin the journey, and they headed out to unknown territories and unimagined adventures. God never told them He would turn them “every which way but loose” before fulfilling His promise of a son who would become a great nation. Abraham and Sarah were blessed with a son as Abraham turned one hundred years old.

Make your plans. But write them on paper, not in concrete. God and life have a way of intruding and leading you on a journey that you might not have anticipated in your wildest dreams.

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).

What ever you do, keep following in Jesus’ footsteps and always surround yourself with goodness and you will live a good life. Honor God in all you do and as promised, you will reap eternal rewards in heaven.

Let’s pray!

Father God;
We thank you for your blessings in our lives
For your unconditional love and your forgiveness,
We thank you lord for your guidance
And for leading our footsteps through your word the Bible.

Lord we pray you will continue to look after us
After our families, our friends and all those in need,
And that you will inspire non believers
To join your family and receive eternal life in Heaven.

Father bless us as we charge through our maps
Knocking down barriers set by the unholy,
Strengthen us so that we may witness,
Minister and rejoice with you and for you.

God we love you and thank you for all that surrounds us!

Praise God,
Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre
Email: DanielStPierre@ThriveThroughChrist.com

Posted in Bible Studies.