But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord , because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
Genesis 22:11‭-‬12‭, ‬15‭-‬18 NKJV

Any time God wants to take His children (those who have committed their lives to following Him) to a greater level of blessings and operations, He does this by making an uncommon demand on them (Genesis 22:1-2).

Until you are desperate, deliberate and strongly determined to listen and fully obey the command of God regardless of how strange it looks and what it’ll cost you, your love and fear of God cannot become evident and apparent to Him. It’s not just what you believe or say about God that moves Him but what you do in response to His command or instruction to you.

When God observes your absolute devotion, loyalty and allegiance to Him above all else by willingly offer to Him your ALL not just a tenth or some portion of your life, He will also not hesitate but rush to fully bless you, increase you, multiply you and establish His covenant with you forever. May the Lord help you this day to do “this thing” and position yourself for enduring, inexhaustible and incorruptible blessings both here on earth and hereafter in eternity by your willing, prompt and faithful obedience to His command no matter the cost. Good morning and enjoy a refreshing weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola