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October 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Way Ahead of You
'Go to the land I will show you ... and I will bless you.' Genesis 12:1-2 NIV

Nobody likes to be the first to arrive at a party, and it’s a brave thing to show up alone to an event where you might not know anyone. Most of us chicken out and try to pitch up with at least one other friend (or lurk in the doorway till we see a familiar face...) What is it we’re so afraid of? Looking like a fool or a Billy–no–mates? Maybe it’s the fear that our friend might not show up at all. If we’re honest, we sometimes think God might leave us hanging too. What if I go and You don’t come through for me? But if God’s called you to go, you can be sure He will show. In fact, He won’t just turn up, He’ll get there before you do. Abraham discovered this to be true: ‘By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.’ (Hebrews 11:8 NIV) Read his story and you’ll see how God went ahead of him, working things out for him and his family, rearranging circumstances to his advantage. Here’s a verse to copy into the front of your Bible: ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.’ (Isaiah 48:17 NIV)

SoulFood: Isa 4-7; John 5:31-47; Ps 5; Pro 27:13-16

word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2014 UCB International Ltd

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