Claiming God’s Promises

Living by Faith

Lot had made his greedy choice. He and his flocks and family would move to the plain of Jordan. There was a nice spot that overlooked the city of Sodom. It was a bad choice—one of many. But it left his uncle Abram with some moving of his own to do. Where would he go? Were there any good spots left?

It was at this moment, that God stepped in and revealed to Abram His choice for Abram and his descendents.

And the LORD said unto Abram… Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.—Genesis 13:14–15

While Lot looked in one direction only, God instructed Abraham to look in all directions, because God had far greater plans in mind than just one fertile plain. In fact, God was ready to give to Abram everything he could see with his eyes. This would be an abundant blessing and better still, in the perfect will of God. I find that God is usually ready to bless us beyond our feeble thinking.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.—1 Corinthians 2:9

If we can get to the place where we let God lead us and make the choices for us, then we can experience the wonders of God’s provision—a far better provision than we can create for ourselves.

There was just one catch: Abram had to claim this blessing as his own.

Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.—Genesis 13:17

And so it will be for yoAvailu and me. God has set before us all the land of promise, but we must, by faith, walk through the land and make it ours. Will you trust Him and make the land “yours?”

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