Waiting on You

Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator

The wait is over! This weekend we wrapped up our “The Waiting” series with part two of our waiting relationship with God.

Last week we looked at waiting on God, an experience that we’ve all been through. But this week we dove into a concept that might not be so obvious: that sometimes God waits on us.

Continuing in the life of Abraham, we see that God has blessed him with a son after years and years of waiting. But starting in Genesis 22, God makes an unusual request. He tells Abraham to sacrifice his son – the son that was the fulfillment of a promise to make Abraham into the father of a great nation. The ball is in Abraham’s court.

So Abraham prepares to do exactly what God asks. He sets out with his son, builds an altar, assembles the wood… Everything is ready to go. At this point it seems like Abraham isn’t hesitant at all! And there’s good reason for that; if we look at Hebrews 11:19, Abraham believes that God could raise his son from the dead, and after all that God has done for him so far, Abraham probably has a lot of confidence in that fact. So he raises the knife, ready to strike, and God stops him! It was all a test, and Abraham passed. But God waited to see if Abraham was willing to be obedient before He interceded.

As a church, total surrender is always a struggle. We want to follow God, but… What is the “but” in your life? Is there something that God is waiting for you to let go of, to give up, to surrender to Him? And even more importantly, are you willing to give it to Him?

God is waiting to see if we’re willing to totally follow.

Verses and quotes from the sermon:

Genesis 22:1-2, 4-5, 7-14; James 1:2-4; Hebrews 11:19

God is waiting to see if we’re willing to totally follow.

2013setlist

My Heart is Yours – Kristian Stanfill
You Make Me Brave – Amanda Cook
Lord I Need You – Matt Maher
I Am Not Alone – Kari Jobe

About The Author
- I am the programming coordinator at Central Christian Church AZ. I also moderate the Central Teaching Blog. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!