By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Hebrews 11:9-16
Scripture Quote: “It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son Isaac, though God had promised him, Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.” Hebrews 11:17-18
To live as a Christian would be inconceivable without God’s Grace – Its dictates aren’t just difficult, but just plain impossible! But that’s the miracle of it: God and Christianity do exist. Only an Almighty God could have devised such a pure yet complicated lifestyle.
Born into a narcissistic society as we are, to hear God’s call, to turn from the world to Him, to offer your life for His use to benefit His purpose, is nothing short of a miracle. We are all so utterly full of pride and egotism that God would even choose to love us is simply miraculous.
Make no mistake, the Christian life has its dues and many times we pay a huge price to remain faithful. But as impossible as it seems, we are sure of our eternal future and that makes it all so worthy of all our love.
Meditation for today: “Attempt something so great for God that it is doomed to failure unless God be in it.” John Haagai
Memory Verse: “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger and in this he brought glory to God.” Romans 4:20 (NLT)