Thursday, November 6, 2008

Notes of Devotion - Christine Miller

"The Lord Will Provide"

A true and powerful story of God's provision is found in Genesis 22:1-14. God comes to Abraham and asks him to take his only son, Isaac, and to be prepared to sacrifice his son on a mountain to which the Lord will direct him. Talk about faith and trust!

Scripture says nothing about the night preceding this journey for Abraham. Did he question God? Did he plead under the stars? Did he wrestle with God in prayer? The answer would appear to be "none of the above." He obediently saddled up his donkey, took two servants with him, along with the fire and the knife, and placed the wood for the sacrifice on the back of his son. Then comes THE QUESTION from Isaac: “The fire and the wood are here. But where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham's answer: "God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son."

Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son. And yet God knew all along that He Himself would provide the sacrifice, a ram caught by its horns in a thicket.

As I look back at my life, I can see God's hand guiding and providing every step of the way. Past, present and future – I know that "my God will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."

Christine Miller lives in Bakersfield, California, with her husband of 40 years. She and Ken are blessed by two wonderful children, a teriffic son in-law and daughter in-law and four "fantabulous" grandchildren!

Christine considers Cursillo—a renewal Movement which she feels changed her life—to be her major ministry. “I love the in-depth study of God's Word and leading others concerning its life application—through both teaching and writing,” she says.

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