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Hebrews 11:17-28, The Faith of Abraham

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By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac.
— Hebrews 11:17

RCL Daily Devotion for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Dr. Kimberly Leetch from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

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How beautiful! Abraham “set out for a place… not knowing where he was going.”

I’ve found in my own life that those moments are the best moments of my life. At 21, while my parents were vacationing in Spain, I got a job 2 hours away, moved into an apartment, and started a new life with the man who is now my husband of 23 years. At 25 we moved from San Francisco to Minneapolis so I could attend seminary and have been here for 23 years. Five years ago I was stirred once again to make a major life change. I left pastoral ministry in a parish to start Clergy Stuff and write Bible-based for a living.

It was a quick process, but it wasn’t uninformed. Over the course of a few months God stirred my insides like a beaten egg, placed all the right people in my path the encourage and educate me on the pros and cons of making such a dramatic move, and then gave me the courage to jump. Remember that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indiana had to take a “leap of faith” and step off the precipice not knowing if he would plummet to his death? Yeah, it was like that. (Check out the scene here.)

In all the times God has egg-beaten my insides to follow, I’ve never regretted the move. (It hasn’t been all easy, holey moley! There have been many, many failures, rocky starts, and terrifying moments.) I have often regretted risks I didn’t take. But following God has always turned out to be worth the ride.

 

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