I want to be like Abraham!
I've known the story of Abraham, and his son, Isaac, for many years. But God's Word is new every morning, Amen? He has been speaking to my heart this week about laying it all on the alter, being willing to give Him everything and to hold nothing back. Can you imagine what it must have been like to walk with your child for 3 days, knowing that as soon as you reached your destination you would be sacrificing him? I can't! The faith Abraham had...not must have had, but had! Wow! To have that kind of faith - faith that trust God with something so precious as your child! God requires it all -- everything we have is God's. Do you truly believe that today?
What is it you need to give God and trust that he will provide or take care of?...whatever it is, lay it on the alter today and go worship Him!!! He is waiting! The King of kings and Lord of lords desires to spend time with you today...lay it all down and trust Him! He will provide!
Imagine the joy that Abraham experienced when the angel of the Lord called out to him and said, "do not lay a hand on the boy" and then, there in a ticket, saw a ram! God still required Abraham to make a sacrifice, but He provided it! Sit back and think about that for a minute. God found Abraham faithful, and GOD provided the sacrifice that day! That same God provided the perfect sacrifice for us, so that our sins could be forgiven. Today, praise God for His faithfulness, and rejoice in your salvation!