Today I am/was having an Abraham moment! Although I KNOW,
what I thought was beyond a shadow of a Doubt, that the Lord has given me an assignment to accomplish, during the past few days, my Faith has begun to wain…because I DON’T SEE the ram!
Allow me to explain… Back in January, I woke up with an idea to have an organizing workshop. I’d conducted workshops before, but this one was different. This event is truly more about ORDER. I prayed that morning and the Lord said, “Plant the Seed”. So I went to my bible and I came upon this scripture:
For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. Zechariah 8:12
So I set out to organize this workshop, which evolved into, “Ordering Your Steps: A Mother’s Perspective”, scheduled for May 12th. I approached the speakers, who readily accepted and secured a venue. Now I’m off and running! I KNOW what the Lord said and All is Well! I advertised, printed postcards, posted on Facebook and there was an enthusiastic response (I thought?!?!). BUT THEN…Tickets started to sell and then STOPPED!!!!!!
That was the end of February, which brings me to my Abraham, our Father of FAITH moment, sorta. In Genesis 22, we are told that out of obedience to God, Abraham took Isaac, his only son, up one of the mountains in Moriah to offer him as a burnt offering. Now I know that my workshop assignment doesn’t come close to sacrificing my son, but work with me . Abraham went up the mountain, knowing that the Lord had a plan, but he had no clue as to what would be the outcome, EXCEPT that they (he and Isaac) would be going back down the mountain… BUT Abraham did not know HOW!
And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I … And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. Genesis 22:10-11,13
I could tell you of MANY situations, when the Lord stepped in right in the nick of time and I’m sure that you can too. My situation at the moment is this Mother’s day event that I KNOW God told me to do. BUT because of what I SEE, doubt and uncertainty have reared their ugly heads!
Although I don’t SEE the ram, I know that the ram was on the mountain BEFORE Abraham and Isaac even got there. In FAITH, I must SEE the ram, before I SEE it! It’s a little more than a month away and I am going to see this event through…and even if the Lord doesn’t appear until my 11th hour and I’m just about to call it quits, I believe that the ram is already in the bush!
If perchance, you’re interested! 😀