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  Chaplain Thomas Stackhouse - PA. Military Veterans & Law Enforcement Outreach

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Posted on September 7, 2019 at 10:10 AM
Walking Your Faith Gen 22:14 "And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided." NKJV Friends in Christ, Abraham was willing to give his all unto the Lord. In obedience to God he was willing to let go of the next most beloved thing in his life, his son. Jesus said this about our following of Him: Matt 10:37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me." NKJV What do you and I put in front of the Lord in our lives? Is it our marriage, kids, work, or our own self-interests? God is able to do such an amazing thing in our hearts and lives if we'd simply yield to Him as Abraham did in this chapter. Abraham was willing to offer his only son in obedience, but God instead offered Himself as the sacrifice (Gen 22:8) through Christ who was to come. Abraham was told that his descendants would be as the stars in the sky, basically innumerable. So it is for us in our time of testing. When we yield to the Lord in spite of the pain or difficulty in the current situation, we can trust by faith that the Lord will provide exponential blessing and goodness upon our lives. Walking your faith? Yielding our all to God will yield countless blessings, many of which we may never come to know until we are in the presence of God. Shalom! ABBA, Father God, Please help me identify those things that have priority over my heart instead of You. Please grant me the grace to be willing to forsake all and follow You in all my ways. In Jesus'precious name and for Your Glory. Amen.

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