MONDAY MEDITATION: Keep Moving (October 11)

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)”

  1. 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.”


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