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Sacrifice

I wonder how many of us will sacrifice what truly means the most to us to walk with God. 

It's going to cost us something whether we walk with Him or not. I rather sacrifice to walk with Him, because it's worth it on so many levels. For starters I'd be blessed to be a blessing and great things will come from me. That's how it was with Abraham and if God did it for him He can do it for me and for you too.    

How many of us would be willing to give up a prized possession? That's what Abraham did when God tested his faith (Genesis 22). He was willing to give up his own son until an angel of the Lord stopped him (v 11/12). Now that's sacrifice. And Genesis 12:1 tells us and Hebrews 11:8-11 reminds us of how he left his family to go to an unknown land the Lord promised him. He trusted the Lord and of course it paid off. It always does when we put our life in His hands.

Very few, if any, of Abraham's decisions were easy ones concerning all he had to do to get all he got, but he was obedient and extremely blessed as a result. He became the father of many nations and kings came from him. He had power, influence, and extreme wealth, but most importantly he was a mighty man of God. Thus, he decreased as the Lord increased (John 3:30). Or we can say he willingly  put himself below God and he was exalted (lifted up) for that very reason. He was brought low to be brought higher. That's what sacrifice will get you. He knew his place with God the Father, he loved God and obeyed his commands. He made the choice to be used by God. 

I wonder how many of us will sacrifice what truly means the most to us to walk with God.  
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