“…Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son...”- Genesis 22: 3 – 8 NIV
There’s a popular chorus sung in Nigeria that says, “Abraham’s blessings are mine…I am blessed in the morning, I am blessed in the evening… Abraham’s blessings are mine”. As sweet as that declaration sounds, you should understand that from the time God called Abraham, He called him into a life of sacrifice. Sacrifice requires obedience.
At the point when God wanted to take Abraham’s blessing to the peak, He asked him for a greater sacrifice – his son Isaac. Abraham was obedient. You cannot live the blessed life if you keep leaving your ‘Isaac’ behind or are unwilling to let go of it. What has God been asking you to let go of and release to Him. Do it today, don’t wait another minute before you obey. Walk in obedience and live a life that is sacrificial to only God! Have a blessed day!
Confession: I have grace to worship God not only with the wood and fire but everything that represents Isaac in my life. I lay it all down and walk with the grace available to live a sacrificial life!