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So Abram left Egypt and went back to the Negev, he and his wife and everything he owned, and Lot still with him. By now Abram was very rich, loaded with cattle and silver and gold.  He moved on from the Negev, camping along the way, to Bethel, the place he had first set up his tent between Bethel and Ai and built his first altar. Abram prayed there to God.  Lot, who was traveling with Abram, was also rich in sheep and cattle and tents. But the land couldn’t support both of them; they had too many possessions. They couldn’t both live there—quarrels broke out between Abram’s shepherds and Lot’s shepherds. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living on the land at the time.  Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have fighting between us, between your shepherds and my shepherds. After all, we’re family. Look around. Isn’t there plenty of land out there? Let’s separate. If you go left, I’ll go right; if you go right, I’ll go left.”  Lot looked. He saw the whole plain of the Jordan spread out, well watered (this was before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah), like God’s garden, like Egypt, and stretching all the way to Zoar. Lot took the whole plain of the Jordan. Lot set out to the east.  That’s how they came to part company, uncle and nephew. Abram settled in Canaan; Lot settled in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent near Sodom.  The people of Sodom were evil—flagrant sinners against God.  After Lot separated from him, God said to Abram, “Open your eyes, look around. Look north, south, east, and west. Everything you see, the whole land spread out before you, I will give to you and your children forever. I’ll make your descendants like dust—counting your descendants will be as impossible as counting the dust of the Earth. So—on your feet, get moving! Walk through the country, its length and breadth; I’m giving it all to you.”  Abram moved his tent. He went and settled by the Oaks of Mamre in Hebron. There he built an altar to God.

Genesis 13:2-18 (MSG)

Life and its challenges as we seek to Open Up The Way for our life and life more abundantly may very well place us in comprising positions where we must make choices about how, when, and what we go forward in.  Life's experiences are comprising because they may very well challenge us to make hard choices about who and what can and will go forward with us to our more, our abundance.  The things that we will be released from may be very close to us and thus difficult to separate, nevertheless, we know that it is necessary for our advancing, as well as their moving toward that which God has intended for their life and life more abundantly.  Discern what people, places, and things in your life cause you to be off the pathway of what is appropriate to your life and life more abundantly and choose to move on, not in anger or retribution, but instead in love and what is best for everyone and everything to Open Up The Way to the more awaiting.  You Better Than This and they for whom you need to be released are as well and let nothing tarnish or deter the press toward the higher calling for all of creation, including you as well as them, are waiting on you to Open Up The Way!  


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