Week 2  Day 1

                                    most of us like to have our lives settled
                                                       decide where we are going
                                                                   know what to expect
                                                    anticipate better years ahead


                                        the Lord has no retirement schedule
                         there is always something to learn and share
                                  but I served my time we sometimes say
                                                               let someone else do it


                              can you imagine the feelings of old Abram
                                                               when the Lord told him
                                      pack your stuff and get ready to move
                                    to a place you have never been before


                                   some promises we do not want to hear
                   at seventy-five who is still dreaming of greatness
                                                               rest is what we require
                                                           comfort is what we covet

                                                but we are always starting over
                               new people moving in and out of our lives
                               new experiences we have not had before
                                         new things the Lord still wants done

                                                                                  let us begin



                           A JOURNEY OF FAITH
It was a journey that took two generations to complete.
                                Genesis 11 & 12

     27This is the genealogy of Terah:  Terah begot
Abram, Nahor, and Haran.  Haran begot Lot.  28And
Haran died before his father Terah in his native land,
in Ur of the Chaldeans.  29Then Abram and Nahor
took wives:  the name of Abram's wife was Sarai.
30But Sarai was barren, she had no child.
    31Terah took his son Abram and his grandson
Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai,
and went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans
to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran
and dwelt there.  32So the days of Terah were two
hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
    1Now the Lord had said to Abram:  "Get out
of your country, from your family and from your
father's house, to a land that I will show you. 
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and
make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse
him who curses you; and in you all the families of
the earth shall be blessed."
    4So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken,
and Lot went with him.  Abram was seventy-five
years old when he departed from Haran.  5Then
Abram took Sarai and Lot his brother's son, and
all their possessions they has acquired in Haran,
and departed to go to the land of Canaan.
6Abram passed through the land to the place
of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh.
And the Canaanites were then in the land.
    7Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said,
"To your descendants I will give this land."  There 
Abram built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared
to him.
    8He moved from there to the mountain east
of Bethel and pitched his tent with Bethel on the
west and Ai to the east; there be built an altar
and called on the name of the Lord.
    9So Abram journeyed, going on still toward
the South.
                   This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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