Recognition

When my parents moved down from Massachusetts to South Carolina, they went looking for a church to call their own. If you know anything about the south, that is not an easy task because there is a church on every street corner in “The Bible Belt.” They visited a hand full of churches but couldn’t find one they were satisfied to call their own. Finally they were invited to a church by friends that had moved down from Massachusetts and, as soon as they pulled onto the property, they knew that this was the church they had been searching for.

There is a story in Genesis that is very similar. God tells Abraham to go sacrifice his son, Isaac, on a mountain He will show him. This is what the Bible says:

“Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.” (Genesis 22:1-4 NIV)

God told Abraham to go to the region of Moriah but He didn’t tell Abraham what mountain to sacrifice on. It says that when Abraham got to the place, he knew what mountain that God wanted him to sacrifice on.

I want to encourage someone that is in a place of uncertainty. You will know the place when you get there. God has put His Spirit inside of you so that you will recognize the place when you see it. You might not know the house you are suppose to buy, but you will know it when you see it. You might not know the car you are suppose to drive, but you will know it when you see it. You might not know the man or woman you are to marry, but you will know him or her when you see them. You might not know the job you are suppose to work, but you will know it when you see it. Take heart! God will show you whatever it is when you get there.

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