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Abraham: Questing With God

Questing

Abraham was a quester of God … and the Story of God.

Questing: to search, to seek, to pursue and give chase … to set one’s course on a venture, a journey, a mission, an enterprise … to go after a high endeavor.

What’s so promising about Abraham for our lives is that he is our original pattern of faith, a prototype of the faith-person.

Benchmarking With Abraham

In business, academics, leadership, health and wellness, etc., benchmarking can wake us up! A benchmark is a standard of excellence and achievement. It is a fixed point of reference from which we can draw vision and inspiration. And we can measure and test ourselves against the benchmark.

What can we discover from Abraham’s life and calling?

We can enter into the same type of experience.

  • We too are called out of a false, pagan “environment” and experience. God has given us promises. We each have a “landedness” we are promised and called to progressively inherit. It’s all part of His Greater Story.
  • Abraham and Sarah were personally transformed throughout their odyssey of faith. We too are transformed.
  • Abraham created “altars” at points of transition and fresh direction. We too can create times of consecrated worship and calling upon God during our own seasons of transition. The principal of the “altar” is powerful!
  • The superior reality that God promised Abraham eventually trumped the lower reality of his condition and circumstances. He became fully assured that what God promised, He was able to perform. It was manifested.
  • Abraham was a world-changer and a history-maker. In Christ, that same “DNA” is in us!

Reaching to Abraham For Precedent For Our Own Lives

We can actually reach back to Abraham for precedent.

Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the quarry from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; When he was but one I called him, then I blessed him and multiplied him (Isaiah 50.1-2 NASB).

Here’s the good news … in Christ, the precedent is not only experienced, it is fulfilled and rises to unimaginable heights.

In order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles (that’s us!), so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith … And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise (Gal. 3.14, 29 NASB).

We will explore these and other Kingdom dynamics in this series.

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