Haran

Yesterday we talked about Abram. He and his family moved from Ur to the city of Haran. Probably Abram and his family were satisfied to live in Haran. But God did not want Abram to stay there. God told Abram to move to another place. Genesis 12:4 tells us what Abram did. “So Abram left Haran just like the Lord said, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.” This was where God wanted Abram to live.

Sometimes my spiritual life is a lot like Abram’s travels. I try to improve my relationship with God. I read the Bible and pray every day. But then I become satisfied with my spiritual life. I do the same things over and over again. But that is not what God wants me to do.

Finally I realize that God wants me to move on and improve my spiritual life. So I start once again to learn more about God from His Word. I try to find ways I can serve God in better ways.

Abram arrived in Canaan — that’s where God wanted him to be. Someday I will be where God wants me to be — living forever with Him in heaven. But until that time, I will continue to follow where God leads me.