Shane M. Oberlin

Shane M. Oberlin

Genesis 12:1 AMP

“NOW [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.”

As I prepare to leave for the Middle East in just a few short days, I am reminded of Abraham’s pioneer journey…

He left all that he had ever known; his family, his friends, everyone and everything that was familiar to him. He left it all to follow a Voice. A Voice that was unusual to his idolatrous culture; a Voice that drew him to the uncomfortable and redefined the impossible; a Voice that stirred up the longing that resides deep within the souls of men…

We long to matter. We thirst for significance and we crave adventure. I am reminded of the journey of Abraham because I am following the same Voice that he followed 4000 years ago… The Voice of Almighty God. I am following His Voice to the same land that Abraham walked, reaching out to his direct descendants (through Isaac and Ishmael) and I am stepping onto the center stage of a conflict between brothers that has been raging since the book of Genesis…

I am excited to see what the next days and weeks will bring; and I can’t wait to share them with you, the faithful few who read this blog. I am very thankful for your support; whether through finances, prayers, or your encouragement. It means far more than you will ever know.

Check back daily for updates from me; and my team will also be updating our trip blog; located here.



is a devoted lover of Jesus who seeks to impact the world through writing, the prophetic, counseling, travel, speaking, and song.

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