Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Friday, September 27, 2013

Seeing What God Sees

Genesis 22:4 "Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off."

Can you imagine what it looked like from Abraham's perspective on top of Mt. Moriah? His precious son with hands and feet tied, lying on an altar he had made; wood stacked up all around the base of the altar ready to burn; the bewildered look that perhaps peered through the tear-filled eyes of Isaac; knife raised in the air with its sharp tip pointed at the heart of his own son. That is what Abraham was looking at; but that is not what He saw. No, I believe Abraham had the faith-filled gift to see what God sees. God saw a man who loved Him enough to be willing to sacrifice his own son; and God saw a great nation birthed from one man who dared to love Him enough to obey Him, and through which He would reach out to the whole world.

No matter what you are looking at right now, let your faith help you to see what God sees. And no matter how big your problem, remember that: your problems can't stop God's plan; your problems can't break God's promises; and your problems are never greater than God's power.

Maybe in stead of taking our problems to God, we should take our eyes so He can change how we see the things we face. Take it from me, your outlook on life will be so much better when you learn how to see what God sees.

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