Abraham Obeyed And Went

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Guidance - Hebrews 11-8 - Abraham Obeyed And Went - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Guidance – Hebrews 11-8 – Abraham Obeyed And Went – Growing As Disciples

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)

To Where?

You would like to know where you’re going wouldn’t you? Yes, actually I would. Would you get up and go to a strange place that you had never been before, if I asked you? That all depends. On what? It would depend on how clearly I heard your voice. So, if the heavens opened up and you heard my booming voice directing you to go, you’d drop everything and leave? Yes, I think I would. What if you had a really nice and comfortable situation, would you be tempted to sit tight and stay? I might, but probably not, if I heard your voice audibly directing me to go somewhere.  What if the place I asked you to go was completely unfamiliar to you, would you still set out? Would you take the first step? How specific would your directions be? What if I just pointed and said, head that direction? If that’s all the direction you gave me I might question whether or not I heard you correctly in the first place. But, with that question in the back of my mind I think I would still begin the journey. What if the journey took a very long time? How long? Let’s say years when you thought it might have taken months. You’re making this sound very difficult. I haven’t even mentioned a level of difficulty yet. How difficult could the journey be? You might have everyone questioning your sanity. They might say you’ve been hearing voices. You might feel quite lonely on your journey. On the journey you would encounter adversaries and difficult circumstances. How difficult? Real cliff-hangers, if you ask me. Great, just great. You sound discouraged. That’s because I am. Why is that? This sounds a lot like the journey I’m already on. I thought it was just a matter of time before you realized that. There’s one big difference though, isn’t there? What’s that? The heavens didn’t open up and you haven’t audibly heard my voice have you? No, I haven’t. What have you heard instead? I’ve heard your quiet whispers guiding me through life. I’ve heard your word instructing and teaching me in the way I should go. Haven’t I counseled you and watched over you? Yes, you have. Has that not been enough for you? Yes, it has. What’s the problem? I guess I’m just a little weary and worn out, that’s all. What has your weariness caused you to do? It has caused me to come to you. What have I done for you? You have refreshed me and revived my life. Come to me now and I will do that again for you. You’ll need it. Why is that? Your journey is not over yet. I will continue to take you where you have never been before. Will you follow me? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I have faith in you. Your calling on my life does not always need to make sense to me. I know that sometimes you will lead me to places I have never been to do what I have never done. Give me strength to follow and obey you. Amen

Key Question… When have gone out to go where God guided you without knowing any details?

Living It Out… Follow the Lord to places you have never been to do what you have never done.

Seeing It HappenHave faith that God will call you to go to places you have never been to do what you have never done.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has called you to go and do something new for Him.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you listen to the Lord and go wherever He guides you to do whatever He asks of you.

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Called To Go

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 69 - Hebrews 11-8 - Called To Go - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 69 – Hebrews 11-8 – Called To Go – Growing As Disciples

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)

Ready To Go

Will you go wherever I guide you? Will you do whatever I ask of you? I assume you are asking me if I will go even if I don’t know where I am going, or will I do something even though I may not fully understand what I am doing. That is a very good assumption. That is exactly what I am asking you. You could have asked me if I will take steps of faith with you. Yes, I could have asked you that question, but I didn’t. What would you say if I was asking you to take more than steps of faith? Are you asking me If I will take leaps of faith with you? Yes, now you are more clearly understanding what I am asking of you. A leap of faith would require me to put all my faith and trust in you. Yes, it would. A leap of faith would require me to leave the comfortable and familiar for what might be uncomfortable and unfamiliar. How does that sound to you? It sounds a little scary. It sounds quite challenging. It sounds unpredictable. Yes, it is all those things, without a doubt. What do you say? I will not say no to you, that is for sure. Will you say yes to me? Yes, I will. Why will you say yes to me? I know that you will be with me. You will help me. I also know that you have a good plan for my life. Your will and your ways are better than my plan. You will do in and through me what I could never even imagine. How do you know that? Just looking back over my life, I could have never predicted where you would have led me and how you would have used me. Had I designed my own way; it would have been far less demanding. It would have been far more predictable. It would have probably been uninteresting and even boring. It would also have been unfruitful, and all of this would have been most regrettable. I am thankful and grateful that you have been leading and guiding the course of my life. That’s good. So, I will say it again, yes, I will go wherever you guide me to do whatever you ask of me. Without qualifications? Without limits? Yes, whenever and wherever. I am at your service. I am ready to go. That is very good.  

Lord, I will listen to you. I will accept your instruction. I will follow your guidance. I will go and do whatever you ask of me, even when I do not fully understand where I will be going or what I will be doing. All I know is that I will be following and serving you. Amen

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Promises – Day 67 – Hebrews 11-8- Called To Go – 4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

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Called To Go

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Discipleship Study – Faith – Hebrews 11:8 – Called To Go – Growing As Disciples

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)

Go And Do

Will you go where I guide you? Will you do what I ask of you?  Yes, certainly, I will go where you guide me and do what you ask of me. That was a very quick answer. You did not let me clarify what I am asking you.  Great, I like clarity. Clarity would make it much easier for me to go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. The more details the better. I like to know where I am going and what I will be doing before I make any decisions. So, I am very glad that you will give me all the clarity that I will need. Now, you have had nearly an entire conversation with yourself. What do you mean by that? Slow down and listen to what I have to say to you. I’m listening, I won’t say a word. I doubt that.

I wanted to make it clear that I will sometimes ask you to go and do something for me without details. My only instruction may be for you to go. You will not have the clarity of knowing every detail before you make your decision to go and do what I ask of you. What? On what basis would I be making my decision? I will tell you one thing. What’s that? You would not be making your decision based on your own knowledge and understanding. That sounds a little scary to me. Yes, following me will require you to have courage. But, your question was a good one that I will let you answer. If I say yes to you without knowing any details I will be making my decision based on my love for you. What does love have to do with you making a decision to follow me? If I love you I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I won’t think it over. I won’t evaluate. I won’t hesitate. I will simply go where you guide me. I will just do what you ask of me. To know that you were asking something of me would be enough. I would not go half-heartedly. I would not go with deep reservations. I would not go with timid steps of regret. I would not longingly look back at what I had left behind. I would joyfully respond to your call. I would rely on you for all that I need to go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. That will be very good.

Heavenly Father, help me to hear the voice of your Holy Spirit guiding me to do what you are asking me to go and do for you. Give me strength to obey you and do what you ask of me even if it is difficult or I don’t fully understand. Amen

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