“Early the next morning Abraham cut some wood for the sacrifice, loaded his donkey, and took Isaac and two servants with him. They started out for the place that God had told him about.”
Genesis 22:3 GNTD
Today, this verse gripped my heart is a way I can’t explain. It reminded me of my journey to Washington State back in March, when states were beginning stay at home orders. At the time, Wa had high covid numbers yet the Lord didn’t hesitate to send me and my daughter into the thick of things. I needed approval for some paperwork. I had Gods promise the paperwork would be approved but didn’t know the office He would use was located in Wa. When I got here, the office was closed but it opened and my paperwork was approved quickly. The other mandate was to pray for Seattle.
When I got to Seattle, I thought I’d be here only 4 days and my daughter and I packed for those 4 days. God had other plans as months later, I’m still here only now, I’m planning my exit. God has released me from my assignment and we’ll be heading back to Georgia. The shift has already taken place and I’m excited to see what is to come for His glory.
I wondered what this verse had to do with my being here. Obedience. That’s the connection. Abraham was obeying Gods request to sacrifice Isaac, but it was a test of his faithfulness to God. Genesis 22 details beautifully the steps Abraham took to follow instructions and how the angel of the Lord stayed his hand from sacrificing Isaac and instead the angel provided the ram for the sacrifice.
I guess I’ve passed the test because I chose to remain beyond 4 days. I guess following the Lords instructions and packing my house and putting things in storage while giving away our furniture was a test of how much I trust Him to furnish my house again. You see, this isn’t my first sacrificial move following Gods voice but it’s been the hardest. I was out and about in a pandemic but His hand of protection was upon me, my daughter and the friend we’ve been staying with.
Last week as I sat among other hungry Jesus lovers for the Week of Awakening at Seattle Revival Center, it really hit me. I’ve played a small part in what God is doing in Seattle and Washington State. It’s so humbling. The infinite God, the one who can do anything needed me to travel a thousand plus miles and help light the fires of revival. Abraham part was needed for the promise of God to be fulfilled through Isaac and generations were blessed because of an act of obedience.
I don’t know where you’re at in this walk with Jesus. I don’t know if God has been calling you to step out, leap out or jump out of your comfort zone and the norm and follow His voice. Just do it. Small acts of obedience can impact a generation but, our yes should be more than mere words, our yes should include an action.
“So then faith that doesn’t involve action is phony.” James 2:17 TPT
Love & Blessings!