God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1
My sister sent a picture that captures the tenacity of squirrels. She’d just bought another failed attempt by a manufacturer to create a squirrel-proof bird feeder.
These rodents are eternally restless, creative, fearless, and smart. As Christians, they should be our animal spirit-guides.
Abram (Abraham) was 75 when God told him to journey into the wilderness for an unseen, only-promised, new home. The squirrel-spirit inside him twitched back to life. There was something out there that intrigued him, and he was going for it regardless. That would mean that he’d have to leave a house with a mortgage paid off; doctors and mechanics he could trust; relatives who would support him as his body grew old and failed; and friends with whom he could golf and have brunch.
We were created to be restless, to keep moving. There’s much to do, ways to make a difference, and prayers to be prayed. When we stay sedentary, we gain weight, spiritually speaking.
Keep moving ahead was a theme for Jesus. “Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts a hand on the plow and looks back is fit for God’s kingdom.’” (Luke 9:62)
So, Christians keep moving. What will God fulfill through you because you hear a voice, catch a vision, move ahead?
You have been blessed for a purpose. You have been saved for a reason. You won’t know what that purpose or reason is unless you’re willing to keep moving.
Like my sister, I’ll continue seeking a truly squirrel-proof feeder.
I don’t think I’ll have much luck.
Given the nature of squirrels, I guess that’s the way it should be.
3 thoughts on “MONDAY MEDITATION: Keep Moving (October 11)”
I like to think that Abraham’s move from Ur was his obedience to God’s call, and not just wanderlust. He is certainly revered in the New Testament for this. (Hebrews 11:8) I like the quote attributed to St Augustine, “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.”
At my age, you have painted the perfect picture.
And our ancestors left Europe 400 years ago to explore this new world called America.