10 Jan Half Measures
“Abram went, as the LORD had told him.”
The Hebrew word used that is translated “went” is “Halack”. It literally means, “Walk”. Traditional Jewish chronology places Abram’s birth in the Spring of 1812 BC. That means he and Sarai set out on their journey about 3750 years ago. I suspect there were no trains, planes, or automobiles for them to take. They also didn’t have the option of Uber vs. Lyft. Instead, they walked!
As such, Abram and Sarai help us understand a life of faith. The journey they took was more than 700 miles. They had no GPS, Google, I-phone, or Facebook. There were no travel guides to consult, and the only thing that kept them going was faith. Abram and Sarai help us understand that faith is a “Long Slow Walk”!
Today we seem to expect everything all at once. We are an anxious society, and we are also an instant gratification society. We don’t understand why change takes so long and why God seems so slow in answering our prayer. Let me suggest that it is because God has each one of us on our own “Long Slow Walk of Faith”.
Let’s make 2019 the year that we slow down, read our Bible, pray, and walk by faith. You and I may not know what tomorrow will bring, but we know that God is in control. When we let the Holy Spirit guide us, we discover that God’s plan. God has promised abundant blessings for us. For this to happen, we need to take time. I have heard it said that time is, Things I Must Earn. Abram and Sarai were blessed because they took their “Long Slow Walk”. God will bless you when you take yours!
Chris Tomlin’s, “All The Way My Savior Leads Me” reminds us of how God is ultimately faithful and we take each step in our journey of faith.