Shepherd Daily Devotional – By Faith

Written By Ben Dankaka

Meditation – Genesis 12:4

When God asked Abraham to leave his country and his father’s household to a land He would show him, Abraham left as he was instructed. The Bible didn’t say that Abraham objected. He complied even though he was already doing well in Haran. Recall that Abraham wasn’t poor and wretched before God called him. God didn’t meet him at a time he was in trouble or distressed. According to the scriptures, “He (Abraham) took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran…” (Genesis 12:5). In other words, Abraham left Haran as a wealthy man and then set out on a journey to a land he didn’t know. No doubt, Abraham took a leap faith as he followed God’s will. Indeed, it was a bold step; the kind of decision that many wouldn’t take.

Often, when God calls people, He does it at a time they do not expect. God might visit you at a time you are comfortable with your life. It might be at a time you are settling down in a particular field of endeavor, believing it is where you ought to be for life. So when God calls you, everything may seem strange because you would wonder why He would want to disrupt your career and peace. At such times, you might even be tempted to think the revelation you got is just a figment of your imagination. In handling such situations, be mindful of who you share your revelation with. Trying to get other people to interpret a revelation can get you off track. In fact, you might even have to be careful with what your mind is telling you. Whatever God tells you to do, do it in faith.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me a discerning heart. Amen.


Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.