“Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac...
Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you” (Genesis 22)
If GOD SAID~
Take your most prized possession & sacrifice it would you say
Your most prized possession~
a person, a habit, an addiction or bitterness, anger, anxiety or despair~
But GOD SAID~
Take your ________ whom or what you love & sacrifice it.
Would you, could you live without it?
GOD'S LOVE LANGUAGE
is not our language
as sometimes we just don't understand it
because it sounds so foreign to us~
Take what I so LOVE and TRUST YOU GOD with it?
And GOD SAID~
I want all of you
even if it is _____ or ________ or _______.
But we say~
"It is impossible. I don't wanna. I just can't
Because it feels so impossible to live without _______".
But a YES GOD takes a bold leap of FAITH~
to see beyond what our eyes can see & what we feel as
"FAITH is confidence in what we hope for & assurance about what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1)
FAITH takes the first step~
"BY FAITH" ~
"Abraham, when GOD tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice" (Hebrews 11:17)
FAITH always says~
FAITH attaches our whole being to GOD
who does speak our
HE attached HIS most Precious Possession to a cross~
sacrificing HIS ONE & ONLY SON.
What is your most prized possession that
GOD is asking you to sacrifice
because it detaches you from experiencing
HIS GREATER LOVE
that will provide so much more beyond
what your eyes can see & what you feel?
The moment you & I say
HE provides something so much greater~
"Abraham looked up & there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over & took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.
So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide" (Genesis 22:13-14)
Because GOD SAID we will say
To believe the impossible in the midst of your greatest sacrifice that
GOD may be asking you & I to do,
but to do it BY FAITH~
"And without faith it is impossible to please HIM, for whoever would draw near to GOD must believe that HE exists and that HE rewards those who seek HIM" (Hebrews 11:6)
LOVE'S GREATEST SACRIFICE
on the cross~
"It is finished" (John 19:30)
because JESUS did the impossible to make it possible for us to do the possible in the impossible
"BY FAITH" (watch this short video)