Bible Chapter: Genesis 12

An abstract design with gold paint against a green background, with the faint image of a person's hand behind it

An Example of the Downside of Imagination

Our imaginations will dream up all sorts of things in our minds. Some will lead to blessing; others will lead to suffering. Our responsibility is to take what our imaginations conjure up and consider it in light of God’s grace and truth. We mustn’t let our lives be governed by imagination-inspired fear. Rather, we must learn to trust God in all things.

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Excerpts from the famous Sistine Chapel painting of the creation by Michelangelo, showing just Adam's hand and God's hand

God Didn’t Do It Alone

God could have chosen to redeem and restore humanity without enduring the messiness of human collaboration. But, amazingly enough, God chose to partner with human beings in this crucial work, beginning with Abraham, Sarah, and their retinue. So it is today. God wants to work in you and through you to accomplish God’s purposes on earth. God has chosen not to do it alone.

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Abraham Didn’t Do It Alone

The story of Abraham shows us that when it comes to following God’s call, we can’t do it alone. When it comes to receiving the completeness of God’s redemption, we can’t do it alone. And when it comes to delighting in the fullness of God’s blessing, we can’t do it alone

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Adagio—Long Journey to Presence (Part 2)

When Abraham moved he found that God was present.

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Desert boulders in Ein Gedi, Israel

Adagio—Long Journey to Presence (Part 1)

Abraham traveled from Ur to Haran to Shechem and after some 900 miles, he found that the Lord was not relegated to regions.

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