Monday, June 08, 2015
"Let me go, let me go, let me go lover, let me go, let me go, let me go!" goes the song.
Turn me loose, let me go needs to be said to many people and things. It's not always lovers that have us in a strong grip.
John Ortberg writes about the possibility of us being in the grip of idolatry and then mentions the idolatry of place. ( His book: All The Places To Go--How Will You Know?)
In a recent Face Book post I wrote about how much I love Arizona and how I believe we should love where we are. But I also see John's point that we can be held captive by the idolatry of place.
We should never be so in love with place that we cannot be moved---not even by God.
When God opens a door we need to go through it.
Change is hard, And it's not always easy to know if the voice we hear is God's voice. But we need to listen.
In Genesis God told Abraham to go. Abraham was told to leave home. That could not have been easy. But he went. God "opened a door" and Abraham went though it. From our perspective we can see it was the right thing to do.
We need to walk with God in such a way that when he speaks we recognize His Voice.
Let's not let any place become an idol that we cannot break the grip of.
Abraham left his home and as a result became a blessing to many.
Called people are Blessed to Bless!