Ur to Canaan : Are you ready for the journey
“And he said, “Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran” Acts 7:2
Ur to Canaan. Some time physical relocation is needed. Listen is Lord asking you to do that. If not sure just be open, so you can really hear. Lord is asking you to change the way we live. Change our priorities, to change our desires and longings , it be what our Lord is showing.
God of Families
Although we see God speaking to Abraham first time in Gen 12, and we also see in Gen 11:31 “Terah took his son Abram, .. together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.” This decision to leave Ur was not of Terah but sure because Abraham saw the glory in Ur itself, proof is what Stephen says in above verse, Lord spoke before Haran, and so Gen 12 happened before Terah dying. Wow even Terah knew Abraham was called, even he was part of the obedience.
God of New things
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” Gen 12:1, why leave household things, God could cleanse it. But our Lord wants us to have new things from Him that belongs to our Father. Now you might not see, but obey for Lord promised to show.
God of Precision
“God sent him to this land where you are now living. He gave him no inheritance here, not even a foot of ground. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child” Acts 7:4,5 We also might have no chance to receive the fulfillment of the promise we have. But our God will surely fulfill. His timing is so perfect. Lord told Habbakukk it will never delay.
Lord; I want to live the way you want me live. I want to be in place that you show me. Amen.