Thursday, September 17, 2020

It's daybreak and a new day is about to begin. Are you ready?

It's daybreak and a new day is about to begin. Are you ready?

As the day unfolds and new adventures await, we lean on the Everlasting Arm of the Lord.

What does he say about us? Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. (Jeremiah 1) This is not just for the prophet but for us!

It is a place of trust. A relationship with God who loves me and knows me.

In the early morning before I awake, he is already thinking about me. His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3).

There are roads to discover and mountains to climb and overcome! Great is his faithfulness to me!

Scripture says about Jesus, “Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left [the house], and went out to a secluded place, and was praying there.” (Mark 1) 

I will do the same and I will meet with you!

Abraham got up early in the morning to follow out the instructions of the Lord. ““Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22)

His obedience is noted. For 3 days (3 sunrises if you will) he walked until he came to the place the Lord told him to go. It was an appointment with God. It was a voluntary act of worship, a burnt offering unto the Lord.

This time he was called to surrender all, including his own son, the son whom the promise was to come.

Obedience is what we see in the heart of Abraham. I wonder what he was thinking as he walked for 3 days. Doubt and disobedience was not in his mind because his actions proved otherwise.

The Lord says of Abraham, “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” V12

Would the Lord say that of me? What is daybreak bringing?

Because Abraham would not hold anything from God, this is what the Lord does.

It is a revelation that was birth from obedience. Its provision that came through a surrendered heart.

It's daybreak and a new day is about to begin. Are you ready?

“Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” V13-14

David cried out, “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,” (Psalm 63:1a)

God satisfies!

A singular focus kept Abraham’s eyes on the Lord.

It's daybreak and a new day is about to begin. Are you ready?

Lord help us to lean on you, trust and believe.

Jehovah-Jireh is only one description of who you are.

You are Faithful, Good, Everlasting, Generous, Kind, Mighty, Powerful, Strong, My Deliverer and My Savior!

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32)

Be encouraged.

It's daybreak and a new day is about to begin. Are you ready?  Great is his faithfulness to me!

God bless you!~Liz