From Abram to Abraham...

Welcome back to the Blessed Blog, I am super excited to share this touching message with you today. It was originally delivered by the amazing Apostle Kathryn Krick, but I want to share with you what I perceived from it. 

Within the first part of this post, I wanted to speak about how important it is to allow yourself to be moved by God, and to let Him take control of your entire life. This is exactly what God wants us to do, and it is the way to heaven and eternal life with Him. 

The story of Abraham is incredibly inspiring, and powerful in showing obedience and trust to God. 

God had a plan for Abraham. His plan was to move him from the ordinary to the extraordinaryEven if this seemed impossible to Abraham himself, it definitely was not in the eyes of God.

But what I want to draw attention to is how much Abraham had to sacrifice for God to make this move; from being ordinary to extraordinary. It showed great trust and faith on the part of Abraham. 

Looking at Genesis 12:1-2;

"Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you: I will make your name great and you will be a blessing."

Now, this is clearly such a great promise from God, but let it be clear that the deliverance of it was not immediate. He mastered delayed gratification long before Walter Mischel had the chance!

Abraham had to give up everything and go to where God led him. He had trust in God's Word and walk faithfully in obedience to God's wishes. 

He had to allow the change to happen. The leap from ordinary to extraordinary. 

He gave up his people; His home; He even changed his name- Abram to Abraham.

It is so important to allow this movement of God within our lives even if it seems daunting or scary. 

This leads me on to the second half of this blog post. Letting God work in your life means letting Him work in all parts of your life. Not just the parts you choose. This is definitely a lesson that became apparent to me personally.

Sometimes this involves you leaving certain things behind. But it also means being a guard and setting spiritual barriers.

Imagine you own a house. You are now the official ruler of this house and you get to make and enforce your own rules. This means that lights can stay on, doors can stay open, its wholly your choice what is on the TV. You can make the choice to completely ban horror movies from your house. That is a choice that you have. 


As soon as you let someone into your house, suddenly you are giving up a certain amount of control. Suddenly there's ways horror movies can find their way onto the TV. There's a chance the doors will be closed and the lights turned off.

I hope you are catching on to what I am trying to express. When walking with Christ, one should walk not as if being earthly... but heavenly. We recognise that there is a spirit world, and that our spirits need protecting just as much as our flesh. 

When God begins to move through your life and starts redecorating and making all these changes, that to you may seem unnecessary or even wrong, just remember there is a superior and divine plan that supersedes yours- and frankly you should find a great deal of comfort in that. 

Let Father do the work that He needs to do to help you grow.

He sees situations where you are still considered Abram, and He's trying to work to change them to where you are perceived as Abraham. So one thing I have learned is that I should just stop the resistance, relax and trust. Just like Abraham. 

Genesis 17:5;

"No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations."

*important note- always make sure you go back to the original source which is the Word of God to confirm that what you are reading is true. This goes for anything you hear or read about God. You need to always go back and make sure for yourself. To make things easier for you below are links to the relevant chapters in the Bible from this article.


All Blessings, 


 Links to read the Word of God:

-Genesis 12

-Genesis 17


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