Laying it all down

There’s something so fulfilling when I am in a room full of people that are praising God and lifting up Jesus’ name. If you would’ve told me three years ago that I’d be in church on a Friday night, I never would’ve believed you. Now I can’t believe I ever did anything else. Now it really is my favorite place to be. . .

Last night was one of those nights where you can’t help but know that there is a God in heaven ready to pour out His love. Although I wasn’t going to go to church, God pushed me and of course He showed up and showed off! Our pastor Chris Durso delivered an amazing message on the story of Abraham obeying God and going to sacrifice his son. Of course we all know the ending that God ultimately provided a ram to sacrifice. But this is one of those stories that never gets old! Here is Abraham, God’s faithful servant, who obediently listens to God and prepares to sacrifice His son. So much faith!

Most preachers speak about Abraham and His obedience, but last night my pastor pointed out Abraham’s son, Isaac. The bible never mentions that Isaac fought his dad as he tied him up and laid him down to be sacrificed. This is true faith at its core. This little boy lays down quietly as a living sacrifice. Isn’t that what God asks for? God sent His son as an example of how we should live our lives. But in order to live, we have to first lay down our lives and sacrifice ourselves to gain all of Jesus Christ. But how many of us are actually willing to give ourselves up completely and allow God to use us without a fight? We’re so used to making our plans, living out our own decisions, that we forget who holds our life.

This really made me think because I’m entering into a season of transition and I felt God ask me, ” Will you trust me and say yes, no matter the cost?” Of course I wanted to say yes right away but how difficult it is to actually live out that yes. . .

This is definitely something I’ve been praying about. . .

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2 thoughts on “Laying it all down

  1. I have never thought about Isaac and what must have been going on in his head. And more importantly, the irony between Isaac’s obedience to his father to be a willing sacrifice and that of Jesus to His Father. Amazing! Thanks for this thought provoking post. Blessings!

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