verse 1: 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.”
Reading on in verse 4: So Abram left, as the Lord had told him...
This is so hard for me to fathom, let alone consider such an event in my own life. How did Abram know he was really answering God’s call? How was he so sure- sure enough to bring his wife and leave behind essentially everything else? (Can only guess how Sarai took the news of this plan.)
Yesterday in the church service when Pastor Gil talked about standing ready before God, to receive His wisdom, I had this image of my heart being an old window (like in our house) and the window was only partly open. When the wind is fresh and clean, I will get some of that, and have a tantalizing sniff of the outdoors. Mostly, though, my partially opened window keeps things out. Is this how I am living my life in relationship with God? Are my attempts to grow closer to Him symbolized by that window which is open, but only a safe, easy few inches?
Abram had his window thrown wide open to God. God spoke to Abram, and Abram heard.
Holy Father, I want to be able to hear what you are saying to me. Draw me closer, Lord. Help me to open my heart to you, to hear and experience you fully. Amen