At the Threshold devotion: Friday March 28

Share: A moment from today when you felt close to God, and a moment when you felt far from God.

Read: Genesis 12.1-4a

Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’

 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him.

Ponder: To what is God calling you? When God called Abram, there was no map or itinerary. God said “go” and Abram went. Abram stood at the threshold of relationship—he could go and walk with God, or he could stay and live his own way. Why do you think he decided to go? How do you make decisions when you are not certain of what is on the other side of the door?

Sometimes the call to follow Christ feels like a burden in our busy modern lives, and other times like an incredible joy. Which are you feeling today?

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Pray: O God, you are the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the wills that serve you; help us so to know you that we may truly love you; so to love you that we may fully serve you, whom to serve is perfect freedom. Amen.

                        (Prayer by St. Augustine)

Posted on March 28, 2014 and filed under devotions, Lent.