Topic: Look From Where You Are [TREM Devotional 18 November 2018]
“And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” Genesis 13:14, 15 KJV
Abraham and Lot were having some contention over grazing land. Their herdsmen were having quarrels and Abraham came to Lot and said look, let there be no quarrel between us. Look at the land before us and choose. If you take the right I will go to the left. If you choose the left I will go to the right. Lot therefore looked at the fresh and lustre land heading towards Sodom and chose it. He saw it with his natural eyes and it was beautiful. And what Abraham was left with was dry. It was like a desert. It seemed like Abraham had lost everything. It was like there was no hope for him.
You know sometimes God will orchestrate some departure, so that you can see clearly, so that those people can leave you because when they are around you cannot go far. And oftentimes when we don’t understand the move of God in our lives, we get upset. There are some people God will deliberately get out of your life because of what He wants to birth through you. There are people that God will deliberately keep away because he does not want them to be part of your celebration.
When Lot was separated, God said to Abraham, now lift your eyes from where you are. In other, words stop looking at what you are facing. Mourning and crying over what you are facing will not help you. Lift up your eyes and see what is beyond what you are facing. As far as your eyes can see; north, south, east and west shall be given unto you for a possession. God wants to give you blessing without measure. What can you see from where you are?
Further Reading: Genesis 13:1-18
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 8-10; Evening- Hebrews 13
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.