Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. Genesis 12:1
If you’ve read this story, you’ll be familiar with the fact that God didn’t give Abram a map to guide him to the land He was sending him to. No, God said to get up and go to a place I will show you. God requires our action first, before we get His reaction.
God is a motion sensitive God. When we move, He moves. When we seek Him, we find Him. When we give, its given back to us. When we raise our hands and praise Him, He responds by coming into our midst. That’s why they sent singers into battle first, because they knew it would evoke the presence of God and assure the victory.
He expects us to do what He asks. Go figure! Just like we expect our children to do what we ask when we ask. We tend to get frustrated when they don’t. It’s a wonder He doesn’t get frustrated with us! We need to move it, move it!
And when we’re still, we get His direction. Don’t move without it!
Oh Astounding God, if I stand, you’re there. When I’m asleep, You watch over me. When I move, You direct my steps. Is anything too hard for You?
So I will wait in Your presence until I’m clear in Your direction and move till You show me where to stop.