“Later on God tested Abraham’s faith and obedience. “Abraham!” God called.”Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” “Take your son, your only son-yes, Isaac, whom you love so much-and go to the land of Moriah . Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you.” Genesis 22:1-2
“Take your son, your only son-yes, Isaac, whom you love so much….” As I was Prayer walking last night, the Lord came and spoke to my Heart. He reminded me of this story of Abraham and how he was Fatherless for many years, but the Lord spoke that he would be a Father and not only that, he would be a Father to many. It wasn’t until Abraham had Isaac that he thought God’s promised to him came to pass, but we all know that we as Christians today are the Children that Abraham was Promised. Having Isaac as his only Son, you must understand the pain he felt when God told him to kill sacrifice him as a burnt offering! Not understanding why this was so, Abraham was obedient in leading his Son up the Mountain as the Lord Commanded.
Beloved, what is the Greatest Sacrifice in your life? For Many years for me, it was my heart. Up until recently, I had given every part of my life to the Lord, except when it came to the area of love and relationships. I found that I was fully serving him in worship, Prayer and fellowship, but when it came to my love life, the standard of being in a Godly relationship were never in place. It wasn’t until I cried out to the Lord and asked him what I was doing wrong in my life that he showed me where I lacked and how to change. It was then that I made a full commitment of my Heart, Mind, Body and Soul to the Lord. I covenanted with the Father that I gave him my Heart until I was called to covenant with my spouse.
In this Moment, the Father is asking you what you are holding back from him? I know I have spoken with many who feel that there is so much more of God that they need to experience, but just don’t know how to get there. I know that my Prayers used to be that God send me more understanding of the things I do not know, but he quickly revealed to me that it is not that I need to understand the things I do not know, but to understand and follow the things I have already learned. There are many things God has spoken into our lives that we have not been obedient with and have overlooked. Instead of asking for more, but more accountable with what you have. It is by this that the Lord will add unto you.
We are a part of a great movement of God and in this hour He is calling for sincere Faith and Obedience. Paul once spoke and said, “We are once Children and Pagans to the world, but the time has come to put away your old ways.” It is time that we come to the altar and lay everything at the feet of Jesus. It is said that for the fruit to come forth, the seed must go into the ground and die. But even with this death comes the Glory of resurrection of life! Hallelujah! He is worthy to be praised! For when I die to myself, Christ is raised within me! I tell you the truth, let yourself die fully, for Christ to live Holy within you. The Greatest Sacrifice Jesus ever made was himself, which is why he came to be the greatest example for us to follow today.