Sunday, August 21, 2011

a better perspective gained

after church today.

Abraham was tested. Genesis 22. He's tested first in the area of his faith. Then, his affections. and then his love. Yet he came out tested and true.

Faith: do I allow God to be the One in whom I still place all my trust and confidence?

Affections: Is God worthy of my worship even if I have to give up the most treasured and prized possessions - that which is dearest to me?

Love: God asks, "How important am I to you?" Is there anything that has come between me and God? is there anything that is taking God's #1 place in my life?

I think I have some work to do.

It's too easy to sit back and feel sorry for myself. I don't want to live like that.

I want to live in confidence and trust.
I want to worship Him freely and without reservation.
I want love Him with such abandon that He becomes the object of my affection.

1 comment:

Grace said...

Hi Edith! Was just thinking of you and decided to come say hello and what wonderful words I was blessed by today! I'm doing a lot of reflection along these same lines of late. I'm realizing that there are areas of my life I still try to have "control" of... and somewhere in the recesses of my subconsciousness, I must think I know best how things should go! I don't want to "play" at faith... having it when it serves me... but I want to live it and love Him with full abandon! Thank you for sharing!