He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” (Genesis 22:5)
I absolutely love this verse! Stay here he tells his servants. Stay here and wait! Everybody cant go with you on your journey. I know you want them to go. But its just not going to happen.
Sometimes we have to tell people to wait, until we come back. We have to get ourselves together first. And not by ourselves, but by the power of God. Then, and only then, are we qualified to help others. Remember, we all have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. (Phil. 2:12)
Man! this verse is soooo rich. So full of the power of God, and demonstrating Abraham’s maturity of faith.
First of all, he tells his servants, “We will worship…” the word for worship in this verse is “shachah” it means “to bow down”. This is the essence of true worship, it is taking all we have, all we are, and prostrating it before our God.
It is laying it down, before our king. Jesus said the true worshippers will worship in Spirit and in truth. He went on to say that the Father is looking for that type of worshipper. (John 4:23-24)
What do we bow down to throughout the day?
I know for myself, it’s easy to get caught up in these phones. There was a time when I spent hours pouring over the Word of God, prayerfully worshipping. Giving my time to Him, now it seems like it is a struggle to spend more than a few minutes with Him.
Jesus was right, the Spirit is willing, but that flesh is a whole other story. We have to Worship. We have to bow down throughout our days if we expect to see the provision poured out. But also, we must speak!
Abraham spoke the outcome: “We will worship and THEN WE WILL COME BACK.” This is so powerful! Dunamis power. Abraham called that thing from the beginning. Never a doubt in his mind, nor a waiver in his faith. I’m not talking about that “blab it and grab it” doctrine that has pervaded some preachers sermons, but that real talk that lines itself up with God’s word, Gospel, and good news.
“We have the same Spirit of Faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”(2 Cor. 4:13)
You gotta call that thing out man! We have to learn how to decree a thing, and watch it be established.