From there he moved on to the hill country east of Bethel, pitching his tent with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. He built an altar there to the LORD and invoked the LORD by name. Genesis 12:8
Abram moved from one place to another as directed by the Lord. And from one place to another he built an altar for the Lord.
It’s not about building a physical altar for God. But a conviction to be committed and consistent in living for God alone wherever he settled. When Abram moved to a new place, he sure carried the usual loyalty to enthrone God in his place, in his life and in his heart. He may have a change of address however he has no change of faith. New community to be with however the same God on his side. Maybe a new culture to live in however he still live for his living God. From one place to another, Abram has an unaltered life in God.
Have you moved? From one place to another? From your country to another? Transferred from one province to another? One community to another? New to your workplace? Have a new group of friends? Have a new school?
Build God’s altar wherever you move. God is the same God where you came from. His love goes with you. His faithfulness follows you. His grace consistent as the day. You may have a change of atmosphere or weather or location and God is the same God of all these circumstances. The challenge of moving is to be committed to your commitment. The test of relocation is to continue to place God at the center of your location.
Wherever you move, build an unaltered altar for God.
Wherever you move, live an unaltered life for God.