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Fer God? Or Fer Abraham

I have often heard the story of Abraham, however, I have never just sat down, read it and contemplated it. Today I did. Admittedly, even though it is a good ending, I didn’t understand it. I laid my head down and just told God that I didn’t get it. Then, in His awesome faithfulness, He gave me His perspective on it. It was NOT for God because He already knew the outcome! It was for ABRAHAM! Abraham needed to know that he would truly do anything for God. The test was for him to see that within himself. He grew in faith, in belief and in trust that day. His walk with God became solid in a whole new way!!!  The promise that followed and, the history that fulfilled that promise, is mind-blowing!!!  For some reason, Abraham, in his walk, at that time, needed to go through this test. This was not God sitting on His throne testing Abraham because He was bored. That isn’t the God we serve! It was God seeing that Abraham needed to see something within himself and in His Love and kindness, grew him through this situation!!!

It’s hard to grasp why we go through what we go through sometimes! But I have been learning a lot about the Father heart of God from an incredible teacher, Graham Cooke. He always says “The problem before you is the distraction. What is behind it is the true issue. What does God need to be for you through this situation that He couldn’t be for you without it?” That statement has forever changed by view on the challenges I face in my life! Now, I can look past something and find that God is everything I could ever need through it! Abraham needed to go deeper and God took him there. We need to go deeper and, when God takes us there, go all the way and let Him teach you in that moment.  There is so much more to this walk that we realize!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’z All About … Him

There are so many debates about so many issues out there and many will take scriptures and make them fit what they believe in order to convince others. This is where we lose #focus!!!  We all need to study the Love and character of #Jesus!  What did Jesus say? How did Jesus live? How did Jesus #Love?  If HE says something is wrong…it’s wrong. If HE says something is right…it’s right. If HE says something is a certain way…it is. If HE says to Love unconditionally…Love unconditionally. He never said or did anything contrary to the way He talked or walked. He was clear, concise, without excuse and concerned only with the things that pleased our Father #God!!  He is our ultimate example and we should not allow ourselves to deviate from Him. The enemy would Love to continually distract us but if we just stay focused on Jesus, we will walk in the victory that is ours!!!  His Love and Will are all we need!!!  Stay close, listen hard and pursue His likeness!!!  #ItsallaboutHim #noexcuses #JesusFocus

Hiz Strength!!!

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭1, 8-10‬ NIV)

All to often when the tough gets going, the weak walk away. However, this is not how #God created us to be! He meant for us to stay in the game so that He can perfect His work within us! Any success in our lives will never include walking away, giving up, or abandoning our post. Success requires a firm commitment, hard work, and a grit within us that says “No matter what comes at me, I will push through until I get there”!!! This is the attitude that will bring us closer to God, closer to His #purpose for our lives, and closer to the #dreams that are within our grasp! You have no idea how close that dream or that success was to you the last time you gave up! Let God lead you and give you HIS strength! He has an unending supply of #grace, #Love and #strength that He wants to continually pour into you! Don’t miss out on the many blessings He has waiting for you! Instead, take your #weakness, sit at His feet, lay it down, and allow Him to transform you into the perfect image of Him!!!

#Godisawesome #grace #fightthefight

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