Today's reading

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. –Genesis 22:1 NIV

May 23, 2023

Here I Am

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. –Genesis 22:1 NIV

At my college graduation, my name was called to walk across the stage to receive my diploma—all the nights spent studying and passing exams paid off. Some nights the end might have seemed impossible, but I got there in the end. In Genesis 22, we get a picture of a man whom God called to do the impossible. When God called Abraham’s name, he answered, “Here I am.” He accepted his calling with readiness and trusted in God even while knowing that he was being asked to offer his beloved son as a sacrifice. As Abraham was about to sacrifice his son, God called his name again, and he responded, “Here I am.” Abraham feared the Lord, and because of this, God provided an alternative sacrifice, saving Isaac’s life. How do we respond to God with trust when he calls us? Jesus showed us the way. He was obedient to God. Jesus loved, served, and died so we would be brought into right relationship with God. He was tested, rejected, and beaten for our sake. He gifted us with the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that raised Him from the dead, to allow us to hear and respond to God’s call.

prayer focuses

Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. Forgive me for ignoring Your call at times. Give me spiritual ears to hear You calling my name.

By Your Holy Spirit, help me to respond in faith and obedience. Here I am. Come, Lord.


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Nicole Myers

Nicole is a physician and teacher. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and music. She loves her Bayside Community Church family and loves serving on the hospitality and prayer teams. She is thirsty for the Word of God and desires to make Him known through her writing.