Going the way of Abraham is following the path of faith. What is the first step?
It is the initial action taken in the life of one willing to sojourn on behalf of Christ. Abraham cut himself off from hearth and home, separating himself from his country and family, to follow God's calling.
Our's is a call to separation as well. A splitting. The parting of ways. Not physically, but spiritually. Turning your back on the world and it's morality and values (or lack thereof), to follow Jesus in faith.
This makes us "strangers in a a strange land."
"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethern, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26 (NKJV)
He wants us to give it all up to follow Him in faith. Whatever it takes. Whatever the end result may be.
The road will lead to success, right? Ultimately yes. In your lifetime? Probably not.
Faith of a true disciple will focus and think "generationally".
Noah. Abraham. Issac. Jacob.
They saw with the eyes of faith, knowing not where they were going, but with full faith and love for the One doing the leading. They pressed forward. Kept going. Endured all.
The journey to the promises of God will be character building as He prepares us to receive all He has planned. *sigh*
The journey, in itself, demands that a disciple must put full reliance on Christ, just in order to not faint whilst walking. Character that has been built by God's hands, is the end of the faith that has been tested, tried and proved.
Trust, then believe, beyond what you can see with your natural eyes or comprehend with your natural mind. You can not wrap your mind around how magnificent His plans are!
See with your faith eyes and believe. Go the way that Abraham went, in faith.
The Joyful Socks Mom