Hold light, don’t hold tight

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Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.  When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.  Genesis 7-10

Grab your Bible and check out the background to these verses, read from verse 1 to 10.

Picture this guys, here we have Abraham who was promised a son against all the odds he has a son at 100 years old!

Can you picture that, think of your great great grandmother who may be close to that age, that would be like her giving birth! Yet Abraham though he loved his son, loved God more. He demonstrates this by being willing to kill his only son. God is an awesome God he gives us so much blessings,good homes, good families, iPads, iPhones and so much more. But if God came tomorrow and asked you to sacrifice something what would your response be?

 CUBE challenge: This week think of something that means a lot to you or is a big priority In your life. Go this week without it (fast) instead  of focusing your time in drawing nearing to Christ.

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