Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering. Genesis 22:2
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Are you waiting for someone or something to give you what God wants to give you?
Our God is a jealous God so we must sacrifice those things that are in our hearts. The Lord will test our hearts to see if we give up our hearts desires, like Abraham. God made him a promise, but he had to be willing to give it back to God without fear or resentment.
Abraham proved to God that he had faith and that he trusted him: he obeyed when the Lord told him to leave his family and country to an unknown place.
Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice the very thing his heart longed for? The very thing God had promised? The funny thing about being willing to give God what he has given, is that he only does so to test our disposition. After all, God provided a sacrifice and Isaac was saved. Imagine God making you a promise and fulfilling, then asking you to destroy it! Our disposition is what tells God that we trust Him.
In Genesis 31:19, the bible says that Rachel secretly took valuable idols from her father’s house. These idols almost cost the lives of all Jacob, Leah and all that were with them. We ought to be like Abraham who could release to God what he asked of him. When we release the desires of our hearts to God, He can meet our needs. He takes our worship and praise to a whole other level. And gives God the opportunity to do new things through us because we have been found trustworthy.
Thank you Lord Jesus for restoration and liberation. Thank you for reaching down to our situations and realigning our paths. I pray for anybody who is struggling with sacrificing their relationships, their time, their money or any other thing. I ask you to give them a fresh revelation of stewardship and faithfulness. In Jesus name, Amen.