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Hebrews 11:8

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The Faith of Abraham, Part 1…

Our next hero of the Bible described by the author of Hebrews is Abraham:

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was to go.  -Hebrews 11:8 NAB

The faith of Abraham is evident in his willingness to follow God on this adventure.  God was leading Abraham to a whole, new world, and Abraham went without knowing his destination.

This verse sounds much like many of our own stories. Who cannot relate to following God’s will for our lives – unsure of where that may lead us?

Have you experienced this before?  Has God ever led you to unknown places?  Looking back, how did it turn out?

From my own experience, I can honestly say that I never imagined my life ending up where it is today.  If you had told me ten years ago that I would end up Catholic, I would have laughed.  Now, I spend hours each day doing what I can to spread the beauty of the Catholic faith.

Sometimes, the path to this new destination is not easy.  We may face some obstacles and roadblocks along the way.  We may be wondering if we are truly heading in the right direction.  More times than not, we eventually learn that the rewards are well worth the effort.

God may be leading you to some unknown places.  Follow God with a faith like Abraham, and He will lead you to some amazing new destinations.

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