What I’m Giving Up



When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. 10 And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice. 11 At that moment the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”

“Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!”

12 “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”

This morning as I was reading about Abraham willing to sacrifice his only son to God it made me question what I was willing to give up. Though God does not ask us to sacrifice as they did then, we are still asked to sacrifice our control of EVERYTHING! We can’t let him have control over some parts of our lives and not all because when we do we are saying that He is not powerful, strong, or capable enough to handle the things He has given us.

The strongest command he has given us is to LOVE! So today, I am going to start by working on how I view the people in my life. How would God want me to LOVE His son (my husband), His children (my kids), and ALL of His other children (my friends). LOVE can be hard at times. That’s when we sacrifice what we feel or think about a situation or person and just LOVE.

How are you going to LOVE today? Are you going to turn the cheek when cross words are spoken or your day is falling apart and your family is demanding so much when all you want is a break? Will you offer the same grace to others that God gives you daily?

I don’t want to hold anything back from him.

It all belongs to him anyway. I hope to let him guide me in how I LOVE through my walk today.

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