We kick off home groups at church this week! For the next ten months, my church is studying the Patriarchs, both in home groups and in the sermon series.
I like that our church leaders not only encourage us to be in the Word daily but also provide resources and a common reading plan. I can open up my church's iPhone app and get the daily reading assignment, or I can follow along in this journal.
I used to journal all the time in my quiet time - especially in high school. Sometime in college, I got away from journaling, and I have missed it. This is helping me get back in the habit of journaling as I read my Bible.
This morning - Genesis 12:1-9. What is amazing to me is that Abram is 75 when God tells him to leave. He has no children, yet God promises to give him a new land. He literally tells him to pack up and go. At 75, Abram began a new and unfamiliar journey into the unknown.
Just knowing my personality, I would probably have asked a few questions.
Where are you sending me?
What's the best way to get there?
How long will the journey take?
What supplies will be there when I arrive?
What supplies do I need to take with me?
Am I ever coming back here to visit?
You see, those six questions took be about 10 seconds to type. Genesis 12:4 begins, "So Abram went..." God told him to go, and he went! What amazing faith!
If you were spying on me this morning, you'd see day 1 of my journal filled out like this...