Friday, July 9, 2010

God in the Circumstances

And [God] said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. - Genesis 15:7
Abraham lived in Haran when he heard God's call on his life.1 Terah, Abraham's dad, had years before moved the family there from Ur, about a thousand miles away.2 As far as Abraham was concerned his faith adventure started in Haran, but not according to God.

Ur was from where God said he brought Abraham from, not Haran.

The circumstances and events in our lives are not random events until we find Christ; from our very beginning, God is actively involved orchestrating our character, composition, and desires to bring us to himself.
"God ... separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace" - Paul (Galatians 1:15b)
- fritz

1 - Genesis 11:31-12:3
2 - Link: Where was Abraham's UR?

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