Dialog With God
07 January 2010
Today’s Reading: Genesis 18-19; Psalm 3; Luke 7
17 Then God said, “Shall I keep back from Abraham what I’m about to do? 18 Abraham is going to become a large and strong nation; all the nations of the world are going to find themselves blessed through him. 19 Yes, I’ve settled on him as the one to train his children and future family to observe God’s way of life, live kindly and generously and fairly, so that God can complete in Abraham what he promised him.” (Genesis 18:17-19 MSG)
God appeared in Abraham’s camp, on his way to determine the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah. God said he was going to inform Abraham of his intentions concerning judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah because Abraham was to be a key player in God’s plan of redemption and blessing for the world.
God intentionally made himself available for dialog with Abraham. Abraham took the initiative and boldly and courageously engaged in dialog with God about what God was planning to do.
God has made himself available to me through his word, through fellowship with other Christ followers, through his Holy Spirit. I know God has called me for a purpose – his purpose – and I have the privilege and the responsibility to engage God in dialog concerning that purpose and especially concerning my part in that purpose.
God has made himself available to me. It’s up to me to take advantage of the opportunity he offers and engage him in dialog. I can present him with my questions and then actively seek his answers. I can offer my suggestions and ideas and look for his confirmation or correction.
God has made himself available to me. The ball is in my court!
Father, I don’t know why you chose me to be part of your plan, but you did. Help me to live with the awareness of, and act on, the opportunities you give me to engage in dialog with you concerning your plan and my part in it. I want to serve well and effectively. Thanks for listening. Now I will listen for what you have to say. Amen.