The Place of an Altar

I can easily lose track of where I am and where I am going in the midst of daily life. Many days, I need a go-to place for a reminder of the vision and calling God has given me.

I’m sure I’m not alone.

Scripture tells us that Abraham, the man of great faith, needed to be reminded of the call God had given him.

Abram had journeyed to Egypt where he lied to Pharoah, telling him Sarai was his sister rather than his wife. Consequently, they were escorted away from Egypt. What was Abram’s next step when the plan had failed?

Abram went on his journeys “to the place of the altar which he had made there formerly, and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.” Genesis 13:4

Abram had built an altar, a place of worship, previously where he could return as a reminder to call on the name of the Lord.

I too need a place of an altar, a place intentionally built, to remind myself to cry out to Jesus.

What is this place of an altar?

  • A place of intent – I set a timer for various points throughout my day.
  • A place of quiet – I still my heart, just for a moment, so I can listen to His voice.
  • A place of worship – I turn on some worship music.
  • A place of sacrifice – I surrender my expectations of the day.
  • A place of reminder – I cry out to Jesus and ask for His help.

When we are not sure of the next step, we need a place to remind us to call on the name of Jesus and ask Him where to go. He guided Abram, and He will guide us too.

How can you create a place of an altar for yourself today?

Linking up at Five Minute Friday: Place