The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day of their journey, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. “Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.” God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together. Genesis 22:3-5,8 NLT
Abraham demonstrated faith. He obeyed God. Told the servant he and the lad would return. Told Isaac God would provide. While faith is personal it was never designed to be private. Faith is spoken not just thought. Abraham is the Father of our Faith not our attitude. A father lives out and speaks out faith, especially in adverse and challenging circumstances.
Faith is the greatest treasure we can give. Demonstrate it, model it, get them to join in the faith fight. Real men don't run from a faith fight! They don't depend on themselves and just tough it out, they walk it out. They point it out, and call it out. The shield of faith is to go forward with no retreat.
Lord, help me to see life’s challenges and even crisis, as an opportunity to model faith. Let it be clear through my actions. That obeying You is a joy. Trusting You is a privilege. And depending on You an honor.
Pastor Keith Tucci, Accountability Team
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