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51 Hours to Surrender!

By October 8, 2012 No Comments
Monday we talked about our POSITION (‘Here I am”). Yesterday we talked about the PERSONAL (what do I need to sacrifice?). Today is the PRACTICAL. (I know…I love alliteration)IMG_1012
Pick up the story again…

Genesis 22

6 So Abraham placed the wood for the burnt offering on Isaac’s shoulders, while he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them walked on together, 7 Isaac turned to Abraham and said, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “We have the fire and the wood,” the boy said, “but where is the sheep for the burnt offering?” 8 “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together. 9 When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood.

Faith is never just pie in the sky. Real faith is intensely PRACTICAL as well. No one should know this better than all you event planners out there. But in the millions of details and in the flurry of the seemingly mundane of wood gathering, altar building and material arranging please be reminded today that these are all important acts of FAITH. Surrender the thought that you labor today is in vain. It’s not! It’s VITAL in building an altar for hundreds of lives to be SURRENDERED! So grab a coffee, take a deep breath and dive into those final details. A generation is waiting…

Author Dean Brenton

Executive Director of Ministry Development & Strategic Initiatives PAONL, YCNL Director, Pastor, Husband, Dad, Diakonoi, Christ-follower.

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