Then Suddenly a previously unheard voice broke into their world. It was the voice of a God much mightier than the gods they worshiped- it was "the" God. This unknown God spoke to them and said, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land that I will show you." (Genesis 12:1). And with this brief summons, Abram and Sarai, old in years- some would say too old to make such a pilgrimage- had the audacity to obey God.
Judaism was born in this simple way. At the time, few people recognized the significance of Abram and Sarai's trip. Yet this is the way God works. He often alters history by starting with the smallest instructions. A baby in a stable or an old couple doddering out of the moon temples of the Tigris valley are just two examples of God's unique methodology.
In such ordinary things comes the roar of God. The quaking world is the reborn in the name of people who obey the extraordinary claim God holds on their lives. In their faithfulness, God's blessings swallow them whole.
Have you ever heard a simple, seemingly unimportant whisper? Did it fail to make perfect sense? Listen! God waits to bless you. He longs to bless you. All you have to do is say, "Yes, Lord, I will!" Then act. Open your heart and follow your faithfulness. Be obedient in simple matters and the angels will come to attention.
Questions for Personal Reflection
1. Have you ever felt that you were hearing a whisper from God? What did he say to you?
2. When hearing what you believe to be God, how do you know for sure it is God? What keeps you from acting in faith in response to God's calling?
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