Post Reply "WHEN GOD ASKS FOR OUR ISAAC"
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Our Isaac is our most cherished blessing from the Lord. Just like Abraham, it took us many years of waiting patiently before God finally gave us this gift. Then, without any explanation, the Lord asks us to offer it back to Him.. How do we respond to this test? Would we obey? Giving up our Isaac was one of the hardest things that we had to do in our life. We consider it as our biggest test of faith, obedience, and submission. It is still with moment by moment grace that we are able to endure the pain from this act of sacrifice. To give up this blessing meant death to our soul but as it is written, only when we are willing to die, can we truly live. We found comfort by keeping in mind these truths about God: 1. God loves us. He will never allow us to experience pain without a good purpose. 2. God knows what's best for us. Someday, we will understand why things had to happen and we'll be thankful that things turned out the way they did. Aren't we glad that it's not us who are in control over our lives but an all - knowing and all - powerful God? 3. God is good all the time! It's easy to say God is good when things are going our way but can we still say this when we are in pain? God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is good all the time! 4. God is the source of all blessings. Our focus should be on the giver and not on the gift. If He was able to bless us in the past, He can bless us again today and tomorrow. 5. God wants us to grow spiritually. If the only way for us to grow is through suffering, then that is what He will give us.

"Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5)
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Jonna13 wrote:

Our Isaac is our most cherished blessing from the Lord. Just like Abraham, it took us many years of waiting patiently before God finally gave us this gift. Then, without any explanation, the Lord asks us to offer it back to Him.. How do we respond to this test? Would we obey? Giving up our Isaac was one of the hardest things that we had to do in our life. We consider it as our biggest test of faith, obedience, and submission. It is still with moment by moment grace that we are able to endure the pain from this act of sacrifice. To give up this blessing meant death to our soul but as it is written, only when we are willing to die, can we truly live. We found comfort by keeping in mind these truths about God: 1. God loves us. He will never allow us to experience pain without a good purpose. 2. God knows what's best for us. Someday, we will understand why things had to happen and we'll be thankful that things turned out the way they did. Aren't we glad that it's not us who are in control over our lives but an all - knowing and all - powerful God? 3. God is good all the time! It's easy to say God is good when things are going our way but can we still say this when we are in pain? God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is good all the time! 4. God is the source of all blessings. Our focus should be on the giver and not on the gift. If He was able to bless us in the past, He can bless us again today and tomorrow. 5. God wants us to grow spiritually. If the only way for us to grow is through suffering, then that is what He will give us.

"Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5)


OK have you been reading my mind. These are just the ver's I need at this time.
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Posted 11/14/08 , edited 11/14/08
nope i'm not a mind reader.. lol! ^____^ God just used me to
boost you up a little.. that's what brother and sisters in Christ is for .. right?
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