By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8
My brother pointed out that this is the characteristic of my life. Going, but not knowing where. It is a characteristic that does not sit well with a culture desperate to act.
What did Abraham do when he went, not knowing where he was going?
He built alters. Abraham met with God and each meeting place became a place of worship, it gained a marker and a name becoming a place of sacrifice. When I meet God there are consequences. God takes me on in my relationship with Him. This brings the death of an old way, so it is a place of sacrifice. It challenges my understanding of the Christian life, it takes me deeper with Him.
He dug wells. In a land that is dry and weary he discovered that there was water and dug deep to get it. Using Jesus’ analogy, he discovered living water. These places where I meet with God, when shared become wells for others. Some phrase or word strikes their heart and God takes them forward. They learn from these places, they drink at these places, sometimes they even claim them for their own.
This is the ministry God has set me off on. It has little place in our Christian world view that seeks numbers and impact. There is no measure to it, yet it too brings changed lives.