Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:36 PM

God & Immigration

Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:36 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:36 PM

God reserves the right to relocate you physically, geographically, relationally, and vocationally as it fulfills his broader plan in redemptive history.



Text: Genesis 12:1-3


Main Idea: God’s plan for your life requires your obedience while it manifests His overwhelming goodness.



The first seventy-five years of his life are passed over in total silence. God’s call comes in an instant, without forewarning or preparation. Abram is told to ‘Leave!’ How would you like it, if at age 75, God told you to move from everybody and everything you know?


Abram’s story gives us some insight into God’s movement in our lives. These apply to you too:


  1. God’s plan for your life is founded upon His Selection of your life
    1. Abram is not a superstar because He sought God. God picks Abram. He is a superstar because He obeyed God. Never forget that your present location, acquisitions, and good fortune are all the result of God’s election of you. Left up to you and I we would never pick God on our own. You may be tempted to believe that you would, but your relationship with God and the unfolding of His plan for your life is founded upon His selection of your life.


  1. God’s plan for your life is grounded in His promise for your life
    1. This promise in Genesis 12 is specific to the life of Abram, but it is applicable to us. The book of Genesis is structured around genealogical registrations. That’s a fancy word for family tree. Its concern is the unfolding of one particular line that carries one particular seed. God’s promise was to multiply, occupy, and magnify Abram to the end that his line ultimately introduces Jesus Christ. Abram is critical to God’s promise for the rest of the world. Your life is just as important to God. You may not be the grand-grandfather of Jesus Christ, but your life is meant to introduce others to Him. What God promised Abram centuries ago has changed our lives today.


  1. God’s plan for your life will succeed because of His protection over your life
    1. God does not promise what He cannot protect.


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