Monday - Divine Direction - John 6:38-40
Just as Abram was willing to follow the divine directives of the Heavenly Father, Jesus lets us know that the whole reason he came to earth was to do the will of the Father. Even in the time of His temptation, Jesus said that man could not live on bread alone but by all the words (commands, directives) that come from the very mouth of God, the Father. God through the power and person of the Holy Spirit directs us in each step we are to take as we follow in the footsteps of the Savior.
Tuesday - Divine Call - Isaiah 6:8
Every time God called for a person to step out and take on the role of being "an instrument of righteousness in the hand of God," it has been given to folk like you and me who were living a life of following God in an everyday fashion until God needed to accomplish something special. Isaiah was a priest, a preacher who was going through a tough time after losing a friend (family member) in death. Yet God called upon Isaiah to be a prophet that was needed to relay some of the most important messages about the coming Messiah that Israel needed to hear. It was the voice of God that called. A divine calling that came with all of the power of God to help fulfill the task that was to be accomplished.
Wednesday - Blessing - Genesis 17:15-20
We read that the blessing of God comes through the covenant relationship that we can have with the Heavenly Father. But God has a way of going beyond what we may ask or think and bless in such a way that brings joy to our hearts. In the story of Abram, God shares that Fie will bless both Isaac and Ishmael. Isaac would be the person through whom the covenant will be fulfilled, but God told Abram that He would bless Ishmael to be a great and mighty nation. God knows that we not only want blessings for ourselves but He is willing to give blessings to others on our behalf.
Thursday - Guidance - John 16:13
Just as God gave guidance to Abram to gain the land of promise for himself and his descendants, God through Jesus sends us the Holy Spirit who will guide us in our times of trouble, moments of searching for His will for us. The Holy Spirit leads us into the will of God which is the truth that all seek but few find. It is only through the information passed from God through the Son and to us through the Spirit that helps us to realize what the truth is and how to live by it is such a way as to find fulfillment and joy in our lives and be able to share it with others. Abram was guided to be blessed but to also be a blessing to all that would come after him and believe in his God.
Friday - Covenant - Isaiah 54:10
God lets us know that as we live our lives of faith trusting in the covenant relationship that we have with Him, His unfailing love will never be removed or the peace that it brings to our hearts will never be taken away. God makes His covenant to last and as we enter into that relationship with Him the promise is our and nothing can take it away. But we must remain in that relationship with him. We must rely upon the Holy Spirit's strength to keep us true to that covenant made. Both parties are needed to give to make the covenant stand true to the tests of time. It is like unto the covenant made between God and a repentant David who serve the Lord.
Saturday - Altars - Genesis 13:18
We see how that when Abram came to the land of promise God appeared to him and he built an altar to worship the God who not only led him but revealed Himself to him. Those sacred places where we meet the Lord are precious to us and there are times when we need to run back to the altars and call upon the name of the Lord just as Abram did when he returned from a terrible trip to Egypt. A trip that left him shaken in his faith, needed to be restored. Abram called upon the Lord, not waiting for an appearance but calling out of a heart that was broken and weak. Abram needed his God.