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July 20, 2014 - On a Detour to our Calling - Genesis 12:10-20

posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:21 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 7:02 AM ]
  • We want our lives to make a difference for others. We have been blessed to be a blessing.
  • What do you do when you get your life to what you thought was the right place, only to discover a famine?
  • Sometimes when you have hit a famine, you simply have to make a change or take a detour for a while.
  • No one who lives by faith can remain neutral on this holy business of being a blessing. You are either blessing or cursing those around you.
  • The times we are most tempted to doubt that God will bless us is when we don’t have clarity about life’s journey.
  • Trust, or faith, doesn't always bring understanding.
  • Trust casts us upon the love of God, which is the great blessing. And you don’t know if you have received this blessing until there is a reason to be anxious.
  • Wherever you are learning faith that is the right place for you to be.
  • You cannot be a blessing without having an altar of prayer where you sacrifice your fears in order to see that you are held by the love of God.
  • Even when we are lacking faith, God remains faithful to us. That is the source of our great hope.
  • You have to receive love to give it. And the only way to receive love is to trust it.

Pastor Jim Spon | Genesis 12:10-20