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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 12: Let GO

Lay it down.

Whatever weighs you down,

because there

is

SOMEONE

Who not only wants to carry your extra weight,

but carry you.

DO YOU BELIEVE IT?

Are you having a hard time

LETTING GO

of that one thing

because you just can't picture your

life without it?

Abraham was asked

by GOD to

LET GO

of his most precious possession

that he loved beyond himself~

his little boy Isaac.

His promised son

born to Sara & Abraham in their ripe old age.

How could GOD ask him

to not only let go of his son,

but in a way that was incomprehensible~

to make him a sacrifice.

I could just imagine what Abraham was thinking

as I know what I would be thinking~

BBBBuuuut GOD,

Not my child.

Not the one that you gave me.

And GOD said,

YES!

So Abraham made the choice to

LET GO

of his most precious gift.

They climbed the mountain together.

They gathered the wood together.

And then it happened.

Abraham asked Isaac to lay down.

And there Abraham stood

looking down upon his son,

who was never a burden,

but now became the

BURDEN OF LETTING GO.

So he took his knife~

"But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven,

'Abraham! Abraham!'

'Here I am,' he replied.

'Do not lay a hand on the boy,' he said.

'Do not do anything to him. '

Now I know that you fear GOD,

because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son'” (Genesis 22:11-12).

BUT GOD

was there the whole time.

HE knew what HE was doing,

but boy oh boy

what an excruciating test this was as

GOD was taking Abraham

to a deeper level in his faith~

To TRUST the REAL GOD

with his

REAL LIFE STORY.

How could Abraham LET GO?

Because he knew that

GOD'S ways are not our ways

and that

HIS ways are not to destroy and hurt us,

but to take us to the sweet spot

of surrender

where you experience

more of

GOD because there is less of you.

And all it takes is to

LET GO

of all your

"Isaacs"

that come in all different shapes and sizes~

A habit. A worry.

A fear. A bitterness.

A health issue. A financial issue.

A dream. A person.

Oh to LET GO to the one who CARES about

all that you CARE about.

You can hold on tightly and

GOD will allow you to,

but what HE really desires is for you to

TRUST HIM

so deeply

"and do not lean on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3)

so

GOD can take you beyond your own understanding

because

HE understands you so much more than you can every understand yourself.

Oh how something beyond understanding happens

at the moment of DEEP TRUST

when you place your "Isaac"

on the chopping block

by

LETTING GO to

A REAL GOD

who

always delivers on HIS PROMISES~

by

not only taking away

the weight of the burden that you insist on carrying yourself

but by filling you

with a peace & a hope & a joy that transcends all understanding.

Oh I know

how excruciating it is when

GOD takes you to a deeper level in your faith

to TRUST HIM

so deeply with your

"Isaac",

yet it has been a way for me to experience

HIS PERFECT PEACE that transcends all understanding.

Who is your Isaac? What is your Isaac?

LET GO to a A REAL GOD

because

"GOD NEVER LETS GO"

(listen to the song below)

https://youtu.be/b61wsBdqrKM



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