“I don't conquer, I submit.” -Giacomo Casanova
Abraham waited one hundred years for his son, Isaac; and the boy was his pride and joy, a dream child. One day God tested Abraham, telling him to sacrifice Isaac on an altar on the mountains in Moriah. Abraham traveled with Isaac to the mountaintop, tied up Isaac to sacrifice him, and then an angel stopped him. God then provided a ram in the thicket to substitute for Isaac. Sometimes God’s tests can seem like a full on assault on our hopes and dreams. It’s not God’s goal to take anything away from us, but rather He’s checking the posture of our hearts. Are you totally submitted to God? Submit your heart to God to find there’s no freer or more peaceful way to live.
…in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:6, NLT).