Listening to the Father's Heart - October 23
Son, the greater the call, the greater my requirement of sacrifice and the greater the test I will send to my son or daughter. This will reveal the depth of love and commitment one has for me. The depth and width of the call is always proportional to your level of adversity and testing. No other person in history, besides my own Son, was required to give up more than Abraham. That is because his call was going to affect so many people. I had to know I could trust him and that he would obey me at any cost, even to the sacrifice of his own son. I require more of those I entrust with a large vision. More commitment, more faith and more sacrifice. You don’t get there overnight. These will often be progressive tests as you prove your faithfulness to me. The tests will enable you to know what is in your own heart. Each of my sons and daughters were created for a unique assignment discovered through trials and testing. I know you know what I speak of personally for the journey I have required of you. Do not shrink back; keep walking forward so that I may fulfill the assignment I have for you.
Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him—Heb 10:38.
Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you”—Genesis 22:1-2