This past weekend the church of which I'm a member ( www.lighhthousministries.org ) held a Missions Conference for the first time in a couple years. As a sort of challenge to us to be missionaries where ever you might be--on the job, in the halls of your school or college, in your neighborhood, etc., our church's founding pastor Al Henson, who now serves as full-time president and director of the Compassionate Hope Foundation ( www.compassionatehope.org ) he gave a sermon entitled "God's Covenant With Abraham & Missions." I've never really heard this covenant that's found in Genesis 12 applied to "being a missionary." Here's his basic outline: A. God Moves Why He Moves 1. His love for people--individually and the nation 2. His passion not to be alone to build His Kingdom B. Man Moves--Abraham's heart revealed by his actions 1. What he turned from--Home, family culture, country, and all that was comfortable to him 2. What he practices a. Saying yes to God's leadership b. Always building an altar to worship c. The tent was portable so that he could be ready to move to wherever God called him C. God Blesses Beyond Abraham's imagination 1. Genesis 15:1-6 reveals God blessings to an obedient Abraham 2. Everything that Abraham did in obedience to God, God blessed--both spiritually and financially D. Man Blesses--Abraham, who gave his life and heart away, now continues to bless mankind- "The blessing of God to Abraham is still available to us if we will, like Abraham, surrender all the things that make us comfortable in order to follow God's leadership for our lives!"