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.