Abraham and New Seasons
Message Summary: We all have changes and transition moments.
Stepping into new seasons and facing transitions can be challenging. We are likely either coming out of changes or about to go into them. Abraham’s life shows us how to step into new seasons in the best way possible.
Change brings an opportunity for growth.
We should resist viewing change as scary. We must be intentional and view it as an opportunity to trust God in what He is doing in our lives.
We remember the good that God has done.
Abraham built altars to remember the goodness of God in His life. We often struggle to remember the good things God has led us through when times get tough. Even something as simple as a Facebook reminder might show us the blessings that God has given.
God will provide.
In Genesis 22, God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. This would have been a somewhat normal thing in the culture at the time, as people believed different gods required child sacrifice. God set Himself apart by providing the ram for the sacrifice. He is the God who provides. God will also provide for us in our time of need.
- What changes or transitions are happening in your life right now?
- What are some ways that you can grow through these changes?
- How has God shown Himself to be good in your past, and how do you go about remembering those times?
- What do you need for God to provide for you most at this moment in life?
Genesis 12:1-3 (NIV): The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”