We serve a God who is a great provider. Throughout God’s Word, there are abundant blessings for obedience. When we put aside our own agenda and sacrifice God’s master plan for our life, He’ll show Himself strong in every area of our lives.
But too often, we find ourselves taking the easy way out. We don’t always make the right sacrifices. We don’t always do the things that will cause us to be better, whole, and more fulfilled in the long run.
Sometimes, we go left when God says go right. But if you’ll sacrifice your own agenda for the God’s divine plan, you’ll end up coming out better off than before. God will show up in the nick of time.
I think of how God instructed Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, as a burnt offering to the Lord. I’m sure Abraham didn’t want to give up his son. After all, he waited years and years for God to promise him a son. I’m sure he was tempted to get discouraged and be disobedient.
But Abraham knew this principle. He knew there was a reward for obedience and sacrifice. He knew that somewhere along the line the Lord would provide.
Right as Abraham was about to take the knife to his son, the Lord provided a ram in the bush. Because of Abraham’s act of obedience and sacrifice, God delivered that ram to be sacrificed in place of his son.
There will come a time when we all have to make unwanted sacrifices. Sometimes, we’ll have to give up the things that, in the natural, seem near and dear. But know today that we serve a God who is the great provider.
Just like Abraham, the Lord will provide a ram in the bush for those times when you need a way of escape. He’ll provide just what you need to go forward on the rocky roads of life. If you’ll be obedient and make right sacrifices, the Lord our provider will meet you at the point of your need. He’ll then take you into a higher dimension of blessings as you charge forth on your journey of life!
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