What does the curve of your obedience look like? How quickly do you listen and OBEY God?
Here's how fast Abraham obeyed God.
One day God told him to take his beloved son, Isaac, and travel to a place he commanded. The instruction was to place Isaac on the altar, and offer him as a sacrifice.
THE NEXT MORNING...
Abraham headed out with Isaac. Not only was it an impossible request for a father, but his obedience was immediate.
No wonder God loved Abraham.
Do you drag your feet when God has asked you to do something that is costly, something we know He wants us to do? It's easy to postpone or even ignore that still small voice sometimes.
Abraham did not drag his feet.
I have always been a little in awe of Abraham. Was he a perfect man? No... his life had been riddled with sin, just like ours.
Because... Abraham TRUSTED GOD.
When God put him to the ultimate test, Abraham didn't hesitate. His faith in God prompted him to obey, immediately.
Does the lesson in this speak to you? It does to me.
The choice to obey God is ours.
And what's more... God desires the same obedience from us as he did from Abraham.
This Genesis passage is a big one, and as I read it today, the message is clear. I don't want to miss anything God has for me because I am slow to obey. I'm 'upping' the curve of my obedience.