I have a word for all of the prodigals out there who have abandoned their father’s house, oversight and authority because your father did not do what you wanted him to do.
You can continue to justify your rebellion but living in a pig pen like the younger brother in Luke 15, or in Haran in Genesis 11 and 12, is not where God called you to live, mature and fulfill your divine purpose.
The younger brother in Luke’s account of the prodigal son made a decision to take his inheritance and do his own thing. The father loved his son so much he accommodated his desire to live independently from, and in defiance of his father.
Abram on the other hand, partially obeyed his future heavenly father by leaving the land of his upbringing and embarked on arriving in the land of promise, only to decide to take family with him that God said to leave behind. In addition, instead of taking the tougher road to Canaan he took the expedient and more comforting path along the Euphrates River. Instead of settling in the land of promise he settled in the land of compromise.
The younger son ended up in a pig pen eating the food of fools and foolish behavior, having spent all the father gave him for free. He came to his senses on his own and decided living under his father’s governance was better than begging for bread.
Abram found himself in a totally different set of circumstances in Haran. Haran in the natural was a place of great blessing and prosperity. Haran means scorched place. You can prosper naturally in Haran but spiritually you will dry up.
Abram did not decide to finally leave Haran on his own. God spoke to him a second time while in Haran and told him to move to where He called him to go.
Hey prodigal, where are you?
Hey prodigal, are you in Haran or in a pig pen?
Hey prodigal, are you ready to come to your senses and move back to your father’s house or is God speaking to you to get to where He called you to be?
He is speaking to you in this blog!
I am writing to prodigals in general but specifically to those who God has called to Bethel Church in beautiful Brunswick, and the glorious Golden Isles of Georgia.
You father is waiting for your arrival so that he can place a ring on your finger, a robe on your back, and sandals on your feet and have a party celebrating your return to righteous living and your rightful place in the family of God.
What are you waiting for?
Keep HIS Faith! Keep HIS Passion! Keep HIS Purposes!
Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin