Wednesday, August 20, 2008

God's Provision...

I was reading today about God's provision and it was really encouraging. Especially since I'm in the middle of preparing for small group. Let me show you what I mean... In Genesis 22:1-19 Abraham was directed by God to take his son Issac onto the top of the mountain to be offered to God as a burnt offering. As Abraham and his son walked up the mountain Issac asked his dad where was the lamb that they were supposed to bring with him to slay. And Abraham told him that God would provide a lamb for them. As Abraham laid his son on the altar and reached up in obedience to slay his son an Angel told him to stop. He passed the test of obedience. Abraham then looked behind him and saw a ram caught by his horns in a thicket. It was a replacement, and his son was saved. This is a crazy example of how God provides. I believe Abraham had so much faith from the start because in Hebrews 11:17-19, God tells Abraham that his seeds (descendants) would come through Issac. This was confusing to Abraham as God then told him to slay his son but he trusted that God would provide and that his son could even be risen from the dead if needed. Abraham had no idea what God was going to do (the process) or even why, but he had the right concept(obedience and faith) that God would provide. And he was blessed because of it!

This story and idea of provision really struck me while thinking about small group. I have no idea whats to come in the fall! I don't have everything planned out detail by detail. And that's okay! Believe me, the human side of me wants to! Just like Abraham I don't know the process of whats to come but I am trying to have faith. I'm learning that I don't need to know every detail because God's ways aren't my ways and he could do something amazing and unexpected. It's just a matter of having faith and knowing he will provide! Maybe by having faith, God will provide for me with girls to influence, awesome ideas to share, and huge growth! Who knows.....I'm trusting in him.


Blogger Anna Baur said...

Wow! This is awesome, Chelsie! You put into words some of the things I've been struggling with too, and it is so true...God DOES provide. Thanks for the encouragement!

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