Here I am

Genesis 22 talks about Abraham sacrificing his son, Isaac. This story starts off with God calling to Abraham. When Abraham responds he simply say
“Here I am”. He didn’t shy away like Adam and Eve did in the Garden when God came looking for them after they ate the forbidden fruit. He simply said “Here I am”. Why don’t we respond to God like that? Sometimes we say “oh, no, not me God, you mean someone else” or “maybe it’s really not God” and you try to talk yourself into thinking you’re crazy for thinking it is God even though deep down you know it really is. Abraham had no idea what God had in store for him. But he didn’t run and hide away, he didn’t let the fact that he didn’t know frighten him. He simply said “Here I am”.
As you move further into the story, God asks Abraham to sacrifice the only son he had, Isaac. I’m sure Abraham probably felt worried and even doubted a little, but he didn’t let that stop him from doing what God called him to do! Often times we are called to do something to help better our lives, whether it be giving up a friendship, quitting or moving jobs, breaking up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, listening to a certain kind of music, giving up something near and dear to your heart. . . For Abraham, it was giving up his sons life. Genesis 22:10 says “Abraham took the knife to slaughter his son. . “, he was going to slaughter his son!! But then God provided for him! We need to remember that God is our ultimate provider. He gives and takes away, but he always provides what we need. We need to be more like Abraham and obey God in anything he desires for our Genesis 22 talks about Abraham sacrificing his son, Isaac. This story starts off with God calling to Abraham. When Abraham responds he simply says “Here I am”. He didn’t shy away like Adam and Eve did in the Garden when God came looking for them after they ate the forbidden fruit. He simply said “Here I am”. Why don’t we respond to God like that? Sometimes we say “oh, no, not me God, you mean someone else” or “maybe it’s really not God” and you try to talk yourself into thinking you’re crazy for thinking it is God even though deep down you know it really is. Abraham had no idea what God had in store for him. But he didn’t run and hide away, he didn’t let the fact that he didn’t know frighten him. He simply said “Here I am”.
As you move further into the story, God asks Abraham to sacrifice the only son he had, Isaac. I’m sure Abraham probably felt worried and even doubted a little, but he didn’t let that stop him from doing what God called him to do! Often times we are called to do something to help better our lives, whether it be giving up a friendship, quitting or moving jobs, breaking up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, listening to a certain kind of music, giving up something near and dear to your heart. . . For Abraham, it was giving up his sons life. Genesis 22:10 says “Abraham took the knife to slaughter his son. . “, he was going to slaughter his son!! But then God provided for him! We need to remember that God is our ultimate provider. He gives and takes away, but he always provides what we need. We need to be more like Abraham and obey God in anything he desires for our lives. We can’t let the fear of losing something special or giving up something we love too much (which would be a form of idolatry). Because you know whst? Abraham had those thoughts, but he didn’t let them get the best of him. He pressed on and did as God said! He wasn’t going to let a thought or feeling stop him from honoring, worshipping, and obeying God.
We can’t let the fear of losing something special or giving  up something we love too much (which would be a form of idolatry). Because you know what? Abraham had those thoughts, but he didn’t let them get the best of him. He pressed on and did as God said! He wasn’t going to let a thought or feeling stop him from honoring, worshipping, and obeying God.

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