Friday, March 26, 2010


Perhaps four of the most dreaded words for teenagers, "Because I said so". Is that really a reason for you to do something? No, most would say. I would have to agree... It doesn't make me very happy to hear that from my parents; but it is training to follow God. (And to obey authority!) When you get a job your boss most likely isn't going to have an reason for everything you need to do. God doesn't always give us the reasoning behind His plan. Sometimes note even any details! However, we are called to obey out of faith. Blind faith. Abraham is a great example of blind faith:

Hebrews 11:8-10
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. (NIV) (Emphasis mine)

Abraham obeyed God... when He had no idea where he was going. He was able to do this because He had his focus on the right thing-the city with foundations (Heaven). God may ask you to do things you don't understand. He may not give you an reason why or, perhaps, it will be "Because I said so". Obey when the Lord gives you something to do, for He "knows the plans He has for us". (Jeremiah 29:11)

Love in Christ,

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