Genesis 26:23-25: Responding to God.

“23 From there he went up to Beersheba. 24 That night the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.’ 25 Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.” NIV UK

I like the thought that in Isaac’s conduct, recorded in (19-22), he was practising Romans 12:18 long before it was written. Often, we find that after a period of disturbance and trouble, we come into a place of fresh blessing. We meet with God anew and hear Him speak to us (24).When that happens, it is important that we don’t just enjoy the experience – soak in it, like a hot bath – but that we should make a worshipful response (25). There will nearly always be something to do.

 So, what is God saying to you at the moment? If you are aware of some special word of direction, get on with it. Don’t refuse the One who speaks from heaven.

‘’Whatever He says to you, do it.’’