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NOW PICTURE THIS. You are travelling in the removal van with your wife and the driver. Your wife can't be a "back seat driver" because you don't even know where you are going. The driver thinks your crazy, when all of a sudden, God appears in the truck right beside you and says, "THIS IS IT! YOU HAVE ARRIVED. THIS IS THE LAND I WILL GIVE TO YOUR KIDS". It would be very confirming, although a bit disconcerting. Especially when you are 75 and you don't have any children. AND I COULD HAVE DRIVEN RIGHT BY IF GOD HADN'T SHOWED UP! Talk about lack of planning! It's like shooting an arrow but not having a target and then saying that you got a bull's-eye!


I'M WITH ABRAM. I WOULD BE PUTTING UP SOME KIND OF LANDMARK. And I'd get down on my knees and thank Him that He showed up, because I was beginning to get dirty looks from the driver and my wife. I'D STAKE MY CLAIM, get God's signature on the documents and go to the city council, so they don't go building stuff on my land without permission or rezoning it for industrial waste.


Right now I don't have land or a house of my own. Just a knowledge that God is my God and a promise that He will provide, so Lord, show me where to go from here. When I arrive, let me know so like Abram I can recognize that You are in this. "Abram built an altar there and dedicated it to the Lord, who had appeared to him. After that, Abram traveled south and set up camp in the hill country, with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east.

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