“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Gen. 22:12
Pastor Ken recently stated that God didn’t want Isaac, he wanted all of Abraham. He told us how God doesn’t want or need our “Isaac” but he wants all of us.
This truth came to my mind today. God is reminding me that it isn’t the accomplishment of a task that He wants from me, it is me He wants. As I have wrestled with this time of waiting I’ve wondered about God’s purpose it in. I had been specifically thinking along the lines of what it was that He wanted me to do in this time. For, to me, a purpose is almost always coupled with a task. Today God whispered that maybe it is not about what He wants me to do but who He wants me to be. Am I letting Him use this time mold me into who He would have me be? The refrain from a Stephan Curtis Chapman song has been running through my head today.
Be still and know that he is God. Be still and know that he is holy. Be still O restless soul of mine, bow before the Prince of Peace, let the noise and clamor cease. Be still and know that he is God. Be still and know that he is faithful. Consider all that he has done, stand in awe and be amazed and know that he will never change.