Genesis 12:1-7


Begin your time today by getting quiet before the Lord.

Bible Reading

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan.

When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.

Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

(Genesis 12: 1-7)


As we read about Abram’s call, it is important to note that God initiates the relationship with Abram. We see this in verse one: “The Lord said…”, and in verse seven: “The Lord appeared…”.

Very early in history we see that God reveals Himself as the God who speaks and the One who reveals Himself to His creation. God desires to have an intimate relationship with each one of us. Abram’s response to God’s revelation of Himself was obedience and worship. See verses 4 & 7.

As I look back on my life, I realize that God has been revealing Himself to me as long as I can remember. God brought people into my life who would reflect His unconditional love and grace in powerful ways. God would use these people and His Word to reveal Himself to me. I can see now that God was pursuing an intimate love relationship with me from the beginning.

The Big Question

What is your earliest recollection of God’s revelation of Himself to you?

How does God continue to reveal Himself to you today?

Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on how God has revealed Himself to you today.