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Abundant Grace- Day 2 Sacrifice

Ahhhhh! did this one hit a few nerves for you? It certainly hit a few with me.

(Genesis 22:1-18 )  When I read this, the questions started to roll around.  I know God has called me out many times to lay my “Isaac” down on HIS altar, and surrender that person/things to HIM. At times it felt like HE was ripping my heart out, and thru the tears, I realized there was no other choice.  Abraham knew and believed that he would walk away from that mountain with his son…even if it meant God would raise him from the dead! I have often wondered why this “test”? what was it Abram was to learn, it seemed like he already had it all figured out?  And surely, God being all knowing, already knew that Abram would choose obedience..so why?

Job 1:6-12 show a different testing..but is definitely called out as testing.  Without going to far off track, the reason for the testing was due to the unseen heavenlies, the enemy/accuser/Satan..

I just want to add that we are unaware of the war in the heavenlies, when we have been accused.  I do know that God will not allow the enemy to have his way without God turning it out for the good.  So altho this is just a theory….I have learned from this story, multiple times.

Obedience, trust, surrendering the most dear thing to my heart, learning that HIS sovereignty is something to be acknowledge!

I have always admired Abram for his faith…

What does this reading stir in you? It has certainly stirred my heart and thinking…

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A Friday Evening Rant!

Its been a long time since i just ranted..and if you are not into it, STOP reading now!

After work today I just wanted to fuel my bus before putting it away (you know so if someone needs it this weekend its fueled). I sat and waited for 20 minutes while a man at the pump just stood there, insisting it don’t work, because he can’t hear it.  FAIL its working but you have to hold the handle this aint the Minit Market (yes in PA we pump our own fuel)…he has worked there for 20 or more years, its always been that way..OKAY, still rolling with it, patience..yah I am working on it. Two bus drivers tried to cut in front of me..dang! these are full size buses, not little nissan people!  then another driver decides she needs to get around me, instead of going the other way, and now i need to back up to let her past..lost my spot in line for fuel! OKAY..i am not that nice..so i parked the bus, and said i am done for today!

I leave there to go pick up some dinner for my kids. i am a nice mom, want to treat my kids a little..go to Wendys. (the man delivers to wendys, support the cause all that!), the girl rips me off some of my food, about $7.00, and I want her to fix it..but FAIL! she got all ghetto on me..and needless to say Jesus did not come out of my mouth..it was all about ghetto on ghetto..FAIL!

Just so you know, I am staying in my house..I am not going anywhere tonight..and knowing full well, i have FAILED the patience, show them love, and be Christ like, and it took me all of 30 minutes!

Being an Overcomer doesn’t mean that I have it all together, or that crap doesn’t happen to me..it means I am learning to overcome one thing at a time, and knowing when I FAIL, GOD will most certainly give this test again, until I pass it.. **stomps feet**

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