Genesis 12:10 NLT

“At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner.”

Brown Sand

I’ve never experienced a move to a new place, so I can only try to imagine how it felt to be travelling constantly and to be in a place that is so different than what you know. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something as obvious as a move though to make us feel like a foreigner in a strange land.

I found a few different definitions for the word “strange”, here are a few;

  • unusual
  • extraordinary
  • outside of one’s previous experience
  • unfamiliar
  • unaccustomed to, or inexperienced in

Let’s be honest for a moment okay? The world we live in sometimes can feel like a strange land. I gaze all around me at everything that is happening and it feels surreal and unimaginable, yet, here we are. It’s a new year, but not much has changed.

Sometimes life forces us into places that we’ve never been before. The loss of a family member, struggling marriage or unexpected bad news can push us into unknown territories. Harsh, new elements that will require the proper equipment to handle the terrain properly.

If you are armed with prayer, the word of God and a relationship with God, you will always be prepared spiritually for any possible strange, new lands. The seasons of life can change as quickly as the direction of the wind, but that does not mean we have to be caught unaware.

Carve out time to develop your walk with God. 

Start a bible reading plan.

Pray and talk with God throughout your day.

Involve God in every part of your life, and run every decision through the Word.

Be intentional in all areas, and build up your foundation.

Find a mentor.

God, please lead me through these strange lands I am facing. I feel uncertain, but I place my trust in You today. Order my steps, and show me which path to take. I only want to draw closer to You.


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