What a Wonderful God You are? You are indeed too great to be praise and adored. Thank you for faithfulness O! God. You are God that answers when call upon by Your children. Thank You great God for this wonderful things You have done for us. We cannot thank You enough Lord. Be Thou glorified.
Everlasting king of glory, help us in our desperate times of need. Open our eyes to behold only what You alone can do for us and help us to hold on to You alone.
Beloved, we have an interesting topic before us today, and it will be good to hear from you what you would have done if you are “father Abraham” pretending you don’t know the end of the story.
Imagine this our Father in heaven after you prayed and fasted and He decided to hear from heaven and answer your prayer, He turned around to tempt you with the same thing He gave you. What dilemma Abraham would have been in.
Not at all for our pious father Abraham, he simply obeyed God. He choose obedience over compromise or disobedience.
I sighed, not as easy as we read or talk about it. Coming down to our levels, what are those things you are convinced in your spirit God is saying leave it-don’t get involve-move forward and you are still trying to convince God, if o-n-l-y He (God) will understand and allow to do.
Don’t forget He is the Master-planner, the architect, he has the manual and knows how you are supposed to function but rather you want to convince Him.
Can we like our father of faith, humble ourselves and pray for His Divine guidance and we get to follow and obey Him without questioning. Did I just said without questioning, not at all. God, don’t mind your questioning, He hates your doubt. Read on ready to obey:
After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he answered. “Take your son,” He said, “your only [son] Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”—Genesis 22:1–2
Our difficulty is not that we don’t know God’s will. Our discomfort comes from the fact that we do know His will, but we do not want to do it!
When God first spoke to Abraham, His commands were straightforward. “Go to a land I will show you” (Gen. 12:1). Then God led Abraham through a number of tests over the years. Abraham learned patience as he waited on God’s promise of a son, which took twenty-five years to be fulfilled. Abraham learned to trust God through battles with kings and through the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The pinnacle of Abraham’s walk of faith was when God asked him to sacrifice the one thing that meant more to him than anything else. Abraham’s previous obedience indicated that he would have quickly and decisively sacrificed anything else God asked of him, but was he prepared for this? God did not ask Abraham to make such a significant sacrifice at the beginning of their relationship. This came more than thirty years after Abraham began walking with God.
As the Father progressively reveals His ways to you in your Christian pilgrimage, you, like Abraham, will develop a deeper level of trust in Him. When you first became a Christian, your Master’s instructions were probably fundamental, such as being baptized or changing your lifestyle. But as you learn to trust Him more deeply, He will develop your character to match bigger tests, and with the greater test will come a greater love for God and knowledge of His ways.
Are you ready for God’s next revelation? Come and see another wonder from this our God. Ever imagine God asking you to do something extra ordinary, so strange that it is difficult to believe? Have you forgotten that He is not an ordinary God? He is indeed an impossiblity God. With him all things are possible. At the command of His servant, the sun stood still till all God’s enemies were wipe off. He does the impossible things. Come and see more my dear:
“And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye and your cattle, and your beasts.” 2Kings 3:16,17
The armies of the three kings were famishing for want of water: God was about to send it, and in these words the prophet announced the coming blessing. Here was a case of human helplessness: not a drop of water could all the valiant men procure from the skies or find in the wells of earth. Thus often the people of the Lord are at their wits’ end; they see the vanity of the creature, and learn experimentally where their help is to be found.
Still the people were to make a believing preparation for the divine blessing; they were to dig the trenches in which the precious liquid would be held. The church must by her varied agencies, efforts, and prayers, make herself ready to be blessed; she must make the pools, and the Lord will fill them. This must be done in faith, in the full assurance that the blessing is about to descend. By-and-by there was a singular bestowal of the needed boon.
Not as in Elijah’s case did the shower pour from the clouds, but in a silent and mysterious manner the pools were filled. The Lord has His own sovereign modes of action: He is not tied to manner and time as we are, but doeth as He pleases among the sons of men. It is ours thankfully to receive from Him, and not to dictate to Him. We must also notice the remarkable abundance of the supply—there was enough for the need of all.
And so it is in the gospel blessing; all the wants of the congregation and of the entire church shall be met by the divine power in answer to prayer; and above all this, victory shall be speedily given to the armies of the Lord.
What am I doing for Jesus? What trenches am I digging? O Lord, make me ready to receive the blessing which Thou art so willing to bestow in Jesus name.
Remain blessed in Lord.