5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan.
6 Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land.
7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8 And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
We will continue on the subject “Staying Focused on the Promises of God” Last week we talked about:
- Don’t let your past determine your future
- Be willing to forsake everything you can see to gain something you cannot see
- Let God make you, bless you and cause you to be
- Know that you are never too old to receive and live out a promise from God
As we pick up this week we will concentrate on:
Don’t minimize the importance of the place that you’re in (Gen 12:5b, 6a)
The place where we are is critical. Where we are going is also critical.
Many times we don’t understand that where we are right now is preparing us for what God has ahead of us.” – Dr. D’Ann Johnson
“Sometimes we look at the events, but we neglect the place.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Make sure your mind is in the right place and engaged.
Recognize that the enemy may be in your place and you must know how to do battle. Nothing is without challenge.
“The greater one is in you.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Make it a habit to worship God at every stop along the journey to your promise
Don’t wait to worship when the battle is over. Worship at every place of development.
“During this time don’t become so engulfed in our immediate now that you forget to take a look at, and a look back, at the things that God has already promised.” – Dr. D’Ann Johnson
“Celebrate.” – Pastor Billy Johnson