Doing The Hard Things

Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!”

And he said, “Here I am.”

Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” Genesis 22:1-2

I realize some things are just hard to do. Getting up early to have time with the Lord may be a sacrifice, more so for some than others. I look forward to this time, but I’ve always been a morning person. However I remember watching my husband who is absolutely not a morning person, set his alarm on a vacation day so that he could walk in obedience to what the Lord was telling him to do, that my friend is true sacrifice.

Its easy to create bad habits, we do them daily, but good habits…..well then!

When I read Genesis 22 I saw a story of how one mans obedience effected future generations. Only one thing moves God; obedience. He may be asking you to do something small and insignificant, something no one will ever see or hear about, but it’s your willingness to obey that catches His attention.

How many times will you plug your ears to the voice that longs to bless you? The children of Israel did it for 40 years in the wilderness and it kept an entire generation from seeing the promise. What will it finally take to get you to obey?

Until your drive for more of His presence outweighs your selfishness, His blessings will elude your grasp. Obedience brings blessing. Time to search our hearts in His presence and make things right.

Striving to be better,

Sandy G

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