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Begin by Reading Genesis 12:1 and Matthew 28:19-20
Despite there being hundreds and hundreds of years separating these two passages, there are strong similarities between them. On the one hand, Abram (later known as Abraham) was told by God to “go.” He didn’t know exactly where he was going, nor did he know when he would get there. He was simply put in the position of needing to trust God. Abram hfs to leave his family, the religious beliefs of his family, his friends, and many other things behind. It took an immense amount of trust for him to follow through on God’s plan.
On the other hand, Jesus told his disciples to “go…and make disciples.” Just like Abram, they didn’t know exactly where to go. They, too, were required to leave everything they knew behind. They didn’t know exactly what would happen, but they trusted that God was sending them on a mission.
Today, take the opportunity to reflect on the truth that you are also being sent to make disciples. Do you trust God enough to “go?”
READING & PRAYERS:
GENESIS 12:1, MATTHEW 28:19-20
QUESTION: Do you currently trust God enough to “go” and make disciples? What may God be inviting (or requiring) you to leave behind so you will trust more completely in Him as you go?
Take a Step: Remember to continue utilizing the One Minute Pause app throughout the week. If possible, begin to explore and practice the 3, 5 or 10 minute pause to more deeply root yourself in Christ.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, when I think of Abram or Jesus’ disciples, I sometimes feel like You sent them because they had some kind of talent, gift, or ability that I don’t have. But today I’m recognizing that what they really had was an immense amount of trust in You. May I trust You as they did – in everything great and small. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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