So, He Went

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As the new year starts many people make resolutions. We tend to have this sense that we need to make some changes. We want to read more, get in shape, be a better spouse, or make more money.

A friend of mine said something in passing that I thought was relatively profound, “I’ve always been a “New Years resolutions are stupid” kinda guy. I mean, really…if there’s something in your life that needs changing, then change it now.”

This has stuck in my head since he said it. It’s brilliant! I recently posted a series of commitments for 2017, so apparently I’m feeling the “new year” bug. However, this idea that “if there’s something in your life that needs changing, then change it now,” is completely brilliant.

I was reading the Bible this afternoon and this is one of the passages that I was reading, it’s about a guy named Abram and God calls him to leave his hometown:

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.

“So Abram went.” What an amazing little phrase. He went. This guy left his hometown and everything he knew because of some promises that God had made him.

I need to be a bit more like Abram.

How cool would it be if on my tombstone it simply said, “So Daniel went”?


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