I was reading “My Utmost For His Highest” by Oswald Chambers this morning and I found the section for today quite interesting and would like to share it with you….
“The Supreme Climb”
“He said, Take now your son…’ ” – Genesis 22:2
God’s command is, “Take now,” not later. It is incredible how we debate! We know something is right, but we try to find excuses for not doing it immediately. If we are to climb to the height God reveals, it can never be done later – it must be done now. And the sacrifice must be worked through our will before we actually perform it.
“So Abraham rose early in the morning…and went to the place of which God had told him” (22:3)
Oh, the wonderful simplicity of Abraham! When God spoke, he did not “confer with flesh and blood” (Galatians 1:16). Beware when you want to “confer with flesh and blood” or even your own thoughts, insights, or understandings – anything that is not based on your personal relationship with God. These are all things that compete with and hinder obedience to God. Abraham did not choose what the sacrifice would be. Always guard against self-chosen service for God. Self-sacrifice may be a disease that impairs your service. If God has made your cup sweet, drink it with grace; or even if He has made it bitter, drink it in communion with Him. If the providential will of God means a hard and difficult time for you, go through it. But never decide the place of your martyrdom, as if to say, “I will only go to there, but no farther.” God chose the test for Abraham, and Abraham neither delayed nor protested, but steadily obeyed. If you are not living in touch with God, it is easy to blame Him or pass judgment on Him. You must go through the trial before you have any right to pronounce a verdict, becuase by going through the the trial you learn to know God better. God is working in us to reach His highest goals until His purpose and our purpose become one.
This afternoon, we (mom, dad, Ryan & I), went in town to have dinner with dad’s parents 🙂
I curled my hair this afternoon and this is how it turned out…not quite how I wanted it, but oh well!
While I was waiting for the rest of my family to get around, I went outside with Buddy and got some pictures 🙂
Sassafrass Catherine – a.k.a. Sassy Cat 🙂
For dinner we went to….
One of the best restaurants in Hillsdale 🙂
Dad & Grandpa
Mom reading the menu
Ryan & Grandma
The ketchup bottle 🙂
The ‘No Smoking’ sign behind our table
My dinner -or part of it anyway…I ate some of it before I took this photo 🙂
The weather vane on top of “The Finish Line”
After dinner we took Grandma & Grandpa to the Hillsdale College to show them a stone that he had been working on.
Sign outside of the Music Hall
Tower on the Music Hall – notice the music note weather vane? I just noticed it tonight and we’ve lived here almost 7 years!!!
Mom and Dad walking to the College Library 🙂
Thank you for reading 🙂