Friday, 11 November 2016
‘Becoming one with God’ – what do I mean by that?
These words came to mind after I read what Oswald Chambers (OC) wrote on ‘The Supreme Climb’ – He was referring to Genesis 22:2 – “He said, ‘Take now your son…’” God’s command is: “Take NOW,” not later.
OC: The sacrifice must be worked through our will before we actually perform it.
Do you see the wonderful simplicity of Abraham’s faith?
When God spoke, Abraham 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.
OC wrote: These are all things that COMPETE with and HINDER obedience to God.
Dear Father God,
I want to learn from Abraham. He simply obeyed without question. Faith is simple. Obedience is simple.
Abraham did not choose what the sacrifice would be…
Father, help me to guard against self-chosen service.
If You have made my cup sweet, I will drink it with grace;
If You have made it bitter, I will drink it in communion with You;
If Your will means a hard and difficult time, I will go through it.
I desire to live in constant communion with You, O my God because I know that it is only by going through the trial that I learn to know You better.
You are working in us to reach Your highest goals until Your purpose and our purpose become one - that is the simple meaning of ‘becoming one with God’.
Lam Yee Ling