Shepherd Daily Devotional – Motivation is Key

Written By Ben Dankaka

Meditation – Genesis 12:2

When God called Abraham, He said to him, “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” Although, Abraham had to leave his country to Canaan, a place he didn’t know anything about, he was consoled by the promises that God made to him. Actually, God’s promise to Abraham was the only motivation he had. Abraham must have been excited with the fact that God was going to make him great. He must have felt good that God had chosen him to be the father of many nations. Recall that this was a man who didn’t have a child of his own. He might have thought his name would die with him. All of a sudden, God showed up and said, “I will make your name great…”

As I noted yesterday, Abraham already had a lot of possessions when God called him. So wealth wasn’t really his problem when God called him. His real problem was legacy. He needed an heir. God knew his problem. For that reason, God assured Abraham that his walk with Him will not only lead to a fruitful land but would result to him becoming the father of a great nation. When Abraham got that revelation, he got up and decided to follow God. That act of obedience might appear to be simple but if it wasn’t for Abraham, you and I wouldn’t have known Christ. By doing what God asked him to do, all peoples on earth have been blessed. Know that God is aware of your needs. He knows exactly what’s good for you. If God is asking you to embark on a journey with Him, comply even if it means losing everything you currently have.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, use me to save lives. Amen.


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