Are You Willing to Give Up Your Isaac? – Malu Ortiz

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“God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love… sacrifice him there as a burnt offering..’ Genesis 22:2

God tested Abraham to deepen his capacity to obey and develop his character just as He tests us if we love Him over our husband.

God tested me if I would surrender my husband, whom I love; if I would choose God over my husband. After struggling for many years, trying to manipulate and control my circumstances. By His grace, I finally took a leap of faith and let go of my husband… because I chose God over him.

Just as the Lord replaced a ram to be sacrificed instead of his son, Isaac, God replaced my husband with Jesus, the Lamb that was sacrificed for me, whom I love more and who is able to meet my every need.

“Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son (husband), your only son (husband).” Gen 22:12b

God tests us if He is our first love by asking us to surrender our husbands and make HIM no. 1 in our hearts. It is difficult to let go of what we deeply love yet when we do give to God what He asks, He returns to us far more than we could dream of. The spiritual benefits of His blessings far outweigh our sacrifices. Trust Him to provide.”

-Malu Ortiz

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