A Trip to Germany
By Rev. Dr. Teresa Allissa Citro
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”
Psalms 37: 23
“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.....So Abraham went.” Genesis 12:1; 12:4(a)
My all-time favorite person is Abraham. I really love this man. I connect with him. You might ask why. There are several reasons, but tonight I will discuss one.
You see, Abraham just trusted God. He didn’t care about what anyone had to say. As strange, weird, and crazy as it sounded, he just did everything God told him to do. This very act is what brought him blessings.
Let’s pause for a moment. I want to just interject with something very important here. There’s a huge difference between blessing and success. It’s God’s favor and protection you are receiving in every blessing. Where as it’s the accomplishment of a person’s aim, purpose, or undertaking in success. Did you catch that? God’s blessings are much greater then a human’s successes. You and I can achieve quite a bit from human perspective, but the very best, the cream of the crop is the blessing. We need to go after the blessings.
I am all about the blessings. I could care less about successes. I’m not easily impressed by them. Now, don’t send me hate mail. I’m not saying successes aren’t to be applauded or respected. I prefer the blessings. Let me explain. When you are being lead of God, as my opening verse says, which serves as my life verse, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”