IMPLICATIONSBy: Darrelyn L. Tutt
"And the Lord appeared unto Abram and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land; and there builded he an altar unto the Lord who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord."Genesis 12:7-8-----Abraham is only "Abram" here, which speaks to the early days of relationship when God had just begun to speak to him.Leaving a land that He loved, a people he loved, a culture he understood, and all the familiar comforts that one derives from the place called home; Abram walked away from it because God "favored" him.The implications of "favor" on Abram were extraordinary.-Shifting his allegiance entirely to God, he settled his eyes on a land he couldn't see.-Shifting his allegiance entirely to God, he tuned in his ears to a voice that others couldn't hear.-Shifting his allegiance entirely to God, altars were built in stages by a man who craved nearness with the Eternal One.And the Eternal One favored him.Even when Abram couldn't see the fulfillment of promises that had been given him.Even when he didn't understand the voice that spoke to him.Even when he got tired and felt a weight of weariness attending him.Abram kept walking with God.Abram believed God.Abram loved God.Abram was favored by God.-----Favor from God translates into life-changing ramifications:It means setting your eyes on a land you cannot see.It means tuning your ears in to a voice that others cannot hear.It means "building an altar" in the places God appears to you so that you don't forget that His favor is on you.Favor from God whispers, "Keep on walking because I love you."It means God will take care of the "name change" in His time and in His way, and translate Abram to Abraham because He is faithful.Believe Him.Walk with Him.Love the Eternal One.Utilize Abraham's blueprint and accept the "favorability" package and its ramifications for your life.Listen to the voice of the One who favors you.Heed the implications ...and keep on walking.-------
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