Surrender and be blessed

When we make God the focus of our lives and depend solely on Him then this is an act of obedience that is called “surrender”. This act of obedience puts us in a blessed state of God’s guidance.

When we don’t surrender to God, we will still have a longing for guidance and will tend to look in other places like psychics or even trying to call upon the dead. This is no small thing. It is always destructive. Not only in your life but the lives of others around you, and it is certainly destructive in your personal relationship with God.

Hear the Lord your God and surrender to Him. Heed the warnings placed in His holy and true word. Come to an obedience of surrender and be blessed! ❤️

The below screenshot is from Enduring Word commentary over 1 Chronicles 10:13-14

The faith of Isaac

I just watched a tik tok with a guy asking why Isaac didn’t fight back when Abraham put him on the alter. I have often wondered how Isaac felt about his dad putting him on the alter. Was his feelings hurt? Did he think his dad lost his ever lovin’ mind? This guy pointed out that Isaac could have fought back but didn’t. That means he willingly got on the alter (Just as Jesus willingly got on the cross. Also, notice how Isaac carried the wood up the mountain that was supposed to be for his sacrifice just as Jesus carried His own cross). Seeing that point of view made me realize, Isaac had his own faith. On the walk up there Isaac asked where was the sacrfice? Abraham told him God will provide. That is all Isaac needed to hear. He knew he would be fine. He knew his father was walking in God’s plan and Isaac trusted God with, quite literally, his life. I pray over my kids that they have the faith of Isaac. Their own faith. Their own relationship with God so their strength, trust, and faith don’t have to rely on me. They see me walk with God now but I am flawed. I also can’t always be with them. I pray they trust God, quite literally, with their life.

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Lord, please give my children and grandchild the faith of Isaac. Lead me where you want me to set the example and where you want me to step back for their own faith to grow. Teach me when to speak and when to be quiet. When to step up and when to back off. I ask You to make up for the years I didn’t teach them in the way they should go. I thank You that you are able. In Christ name, Amen