Abraham and Sarah had waited many years for their promised son to arrive. We often put the patriarch on a high pedestal. In reality, he was a sinner like us who struggled with faith in the Lord when being “tested”. Even Abraham grew tired of waiting on God’s promises and ended up taking matters into his own hands by fathering a child, Ishmael, with his wife’s maid servant Hagar. After waiting many more years, Abraham finally received his promised child, Isaac, only to have the good Lord test Abraham to see if Abraham would “cling” to Isaac more than he would cling” to God. Abraham struggled like we would yet he was willing and able to put Isaac on the altar and prepared to slay the child knowing and believing God was able to raise him up and provide a substitute sacrifice. (Genesis 22:1-14)
What is your Isaac? Have you asked the Lord recently? Is it your child? Your career? Your identity? Your spouse? Have you surrendered or are you willing to surrender your Isaac to the Lord?
Jesus Christ came to the earth as the incarnate one, representing the Father and stated clearly, “Seek first His kingdom and righteousness and all things will be added to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33-34)
I do not believe this is to be understood as a one-time deal or prayer but instead a daily occurrence for the follower of Christ.
Captured & Kept By His Grace,