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Jehovah Jireh - The Lord will provide. (Genesis 22:14)

Abraham

True deliverance will come only when we have reached the mountain of sacrifice. As long as we hold on to what is precious to us, God cannot take over. As soon as we let go - we let God.

It reminds me of that young boy who wanted to get a precious gift out of a bottle. It was a painful exercise but at last he got hold of the precious gift. He tried to get it out of the bottle, but his hand clutching on to the gift was too big to get it back through the bottle neck. There was only one way to get his hand out of the bottle. He had to let go of the gift. It will always be like that in our spiritual lives.

Leave the miracle to God. Abraham experienced that. "The Lord will provide." His obedience to God resulted in blessing for all the nations.

"...and through your offspring all nations on the earth will be blessed because you have obeyed me" (Genesis 22:18).

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