Last night we received a powerful message from Pastor Glen Berteau. He is a BR native who pastors now in Modesto, Cal. I know, tough job, but someone has to do it!
He made a point that really resounded in my spirit concerning Terah the father of Abraham stopping in the town of Haran when God had called him to go into Canaan (Gen.11). Terah means “delay” and Haran means “dry place”. So another words, Haran fell short of what God wanted him to do because he came to a dry place and stopped. Wow! this is the condition of many former leaders and believers in the body of Christ today. They have come to a place of real dryness in the Spirit of God and allowed that season to dominate the landscape of their spiritual walk.
Everyone has an excuse that in their minds qualifies them to stay in Haran and never go all the way to Canaan where God has called them to. In short, we must “get over” these excuses and problems and walk the walk of faith until we reach the fullness of God’s plan for our life.
Phil. 3:13,14– No, dear brohters and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.