By Faith – Sacrifice

Good morning! This is a repost from August 2017 from Hebrews chapter 11. Chapter 11 has taken us through a few examples of people who demonstrated faith. Before you begin reading, think back on a post from earlier this week where I asked, “What are you believing God for?” Pray about that one thing, before you read today’s devotion. May the Lord bless you today and throughout the weekend.

“It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, even though God had told him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.” Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.” Hebrews 11:17-19 NLT.

Abraham trusted God more than his emotions. While Abraham didn’t fully understand how…he trusted. He trusted God to fulfill His promise one way or another.

Sisters and brothers, sometimes we are prompted to give up things in order to follow the Lord. We may need to let friends go, leave a familiar place to pursue God’s plan for our lives, or sacrifice a lifestyle to live out what God has called us to do. Then there are other times when God calls us in the midst of our pain and worry to trust Him step-by-step (sometimes waiting). While we struggle with those decisions, may I encourage you to trust the Lord. Because of His faithfulness, we can be faithful to him no matter what things look like around us. He restores, He renews, He provides…

Father God, thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for opening doors when everything around us seems to be closed. Lord, thank you for opportunities to see you at work in our lives, our families and in the world. Lord continue to prompt us to get out of our comfort zone and follow you completely. Guide our actions and give us wisdom in the choices we must make. Lord, make it very clear to us what you desire of us. Help us to trust you more each moment of every day. Lord be with us today and protect us from the clutches of the enemy. Strengthen our prayer life and our trust in You. Lord, when doubt begins to cloud our mind remind us of who were are in you. Remind us that you deeply love us, are for us, and are always with us. In Jesus name, Amen!

Keep seeking! Keep trusting! Keep praying!

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