Surrendering What You Love

“Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”~ Genesis 22:2

“Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.” ~ Hebrews 11:19

“As a test of faith, God told Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son. When Abraham obeyed, God stopped him just before he struck Isaac with the knife. This situation is unimaginable—what a picture of complete faith! The Bible says Abraham trusted that God was even able to raise Isaac from the dead (Hebrews 11:19).

Sometimes God asks us to give up something or someone we love. It may be something that isn’t good for us. It may be something good in itself, but God wants us to let go of it. He calls us to do that by faith, trusting that he has his reasons and he is able even to raise the dead in his own time. These are hard moments, and we often don’t understand why they come. But there is a blessing for choosing faith over doubt. God is always wise, always good, always trustworthy, even when we don’t understand why he asks us to let go of something we’re attached to.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Sometimes, offering our “Isaac” to the Lord is essential on the road to full surrender and peace.”

Once again I had to share!

What is your Isaac ?

Are you willing to give it up if God asked you to ?

Do you have faith and trust on the Lord?

Do you honestly believe that if he took it away is was for a higher purpose, besides you going through pain ?

Are you currently in a similar situation ?

I would love to hear all of yours testimonies! Our testimony are so strong and that’s why God encourages us to share them. You never know how powerful your testimony is until you see all the walking miracles surrounding you !

God bless you all!

~ Victoria 💛

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Shedding What Slows Us Down

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” ~ Hebrews 12:1 NIV

Below was my devotional for the day. What a great reminder, that we don’t need to run this race with all our burdens. That we can run it being completely free. Being weightless to dodge everything and anything that the enemy wants to throw at us. Endurance comes with trials and perseverance comes with time. God will guide you and reveal to you directly, how He wants you to run this race. Whatever you had placed in your path is because He believed that you were able to run this run with what arises with excellence. Glory to God because He fights all our battles and is our fortress in time of need. Glory to God that in Him we can find perfect rest!

“The writer of Hebrews compares the life of faith to a race. He wants us able to run that race with endurance, not quitting the moment it gets tiring. Endurance builds over time, with daily practice. Endurance is also much easier if we strip off any weights that slow us down, such as distractions and habits of sin. Whatever holds us back from running the race God has set before us needs to be put aside.

Think of the goals you have set for yourself. What distractions are getting in the way of those goals? What habits are less than beneficial? You might concentrate on just one distraction at a time. Resolve by God’s grace to leave it behind. Simplify your life and only do what really counts.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

When we strip off the weights that slow us down, we can run God’s race with so much more vitality.”

~ Victoria 💛