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Scripture reading:           Genesis 13-14

There Abram called on the name of the LORD.  Genesis 13:4b

As Genesis continues to reveal the life of Abraham, we see his character develop. In times of great decision, where do I go? Abram shows us a great example of where to go for wisdom and guidance. He calls on the name of the LORD. As he returns to the land that God said would be his, he returns to the place he first worshiped and He once again seeks the LORD.

Abram’s faith and knowledge of God is growing. He is learning who God is. To call on the name of the LORD is to turn to Him for direction. It means I recognize all that God is and all that He stands for, and that I release my agenda to His. As I call on the name of the LORD, I am consciously submitting my will to His (remember Jesus in Luke 22:42). I am stopping to allow Him to lead and guide. There will be major events that happen in Abram’s life. He moves under God’s blessing (14:19) because he recognizes God as Most High (14:22). This moves me to find regular times and places to call on the name of the LORD Most High, and submit my will to His.

Dear Lord, please help me to call on Your name often and regularly. Take my will and make it fully Yours. Help me to surrender all that I am and all that I have to You and to watch for Your leading and guiding amidst the daily distractions of my life. Amen.

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