Going on Safari

From the time of leaving Haran, to the negotiations with Lot, visits from angels, instructions about circumcision . . . Abraham lived his life in constant conversation with God. So much so that when he was asked to take Isaac up the mountain and put him on the altar, he could identify for sure the voice that he was hearing. (If God asked me to do such a thing, I would say, ‘No. That cannot be God. I must not be hearing correctly.”)

Somehow, Abraham was confident enough in the voice he had come to recognize, and confident enough that God had a master plan based on His eternal love and faithfulness, that he was willing to obey.

Abraham heard from God and followed Him step by step. Actually, following God’s voice was his major life “accomplishment.” David killed a giant. Noah built an ark. Joseph saved a nation from annihilation. Samuel anointed kings.

What did Abraham do? He just went on a trip with God, and obeyed Him at every turn! Really. Even in Hebrews 11, it says that Abraham “obeyed and went.” That is what he was credited with.

I usually wake up in the morning with a list of things I want to accomplish. I need to be reminded constantly to just enjoy the ride. I am on a journey with God. We can all go on safari with God, if we choose to.

Our walk with Him is all about the process of God in our lives — not the outcome. It is not about what we will be able to achieve. It is about the journey. Abraham shows us what a relationship like that looks like.

~ Diane


About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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3 Responses to Going on Safari

  1. Larry Doris Diener says:

    Beautifully written, and very true. Thanks! Larry

    * History cares not an iota for the rank or title a man has borne, but only the quality of his deeds and the character of his mind and heart.*

    *Samuel Logan Brengle*

  2. Thanks for these awesome reminders through the life of Abraham.

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