May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, LORD
my Rock and my Redeemer.
"I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him."
2 Timothy 1:12
Abraham completely committed himself and his son Isaac to the Lord. He proved that when he acted on it. By laying the son he was promised, the son he had prayed and waited for all those years, on the alter. "Because God told him to and he was convinced that whatever he entrusted to God would be safe."
We all have things in our lives that we hold onto tightly. Things that may be very dear to us, our family, friends, ministry, past hurts, present desires, or future fears. God's desire is to inhabit every part of our heart as we give it to him. He loves us so much and his only desire is for us to love and serve him with our whole heart.
Are you convinced that God is able to guard that which you give to him? Perhaps the Isaacs in your life need to be laid upon the alter and given to the true giver of life. For only in dying to self can we truly take up our cross and follow him. Luke 9:23,24