I prayed after I posted this thread last night, and the Holy Spirit led/reminded me of Hebrews 11:1, which is a study about Faith that I started but never finished; to include the entire chapter. However, the study that I have just completed, took me back. As I was studying this morning, I thought to myself that there would probably be a reply using Hebrews 11 and I should probably go back and edit the thread and be more specific or give my example to start off so that everyone would know what I am talking about. In my case it’s about faith and my children. In your case it could and most likely will be about something else. I know the word of God never loses its power. However, there have been times in my life that a word/scripture that has set me on fire one day, may not do it, even in the same situation, the next day. I need something fresh...something new but not new...you know? I now understand what the word of God spoken over my life in 2005 meant when HE said HE would give me new manna day by day. And I won’t be able to use yesterday’s manna for today (you have to know your yesterday and today). In this season, I am really being tested and tried when it comes to my children. I’m so worried about my children all day every day; all night every night. It seems like they are being so rebellious all at one time. I mean I was literally falling to pieces worrying about them. Second guessing my parenting. Just praying for God to help me...just tell me what I need to do Lord…you know? I mean to the point of just being exhausted - too tired to do anything. Always in tears because I was in fear of something happening to my children. Literally driving myself insane. I see them being faced with some of the same giants I faced…yes, at their age. Wanting them to know how to turn to God. Wanting and desiring so much for God to just grab a hold of their hearts that they will have a mind to serve Him. If they would just know God, have faith in God, and serve God, I know I won’t have to worry so much. I’ve been standing on Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 11:21 “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered” Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Acts 16:10 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house”. I could go on, but yall know what I mean. Those scriptures would always calm me down; comfort me; encourage me. Then when I saw the enemy really attacking my children, and I know the devil is after them, the fear returned and those scriptures did NOTHING for me. I mean absolutely nothing. So as I was studying, I got a revelation on something I had always wondered about. When Abraham took Isaac up to the mountain to sacrifice him as an offering unto God as God had instructed him to do, Isaac asked him where the lamb for the sacrifice was. Abraham told him that God would provide the lamb Himself. Ok cool. Abraham built the altar, laid the wood, bound Isaac up and laid him on the altar. He stretched his hand, with the knife to kill Isaac. Oooookaaaaaaaaay. Now Isaac is NOT a baby. He knew full well what was going on and didn’t say a thing. He didn’t ask questions, he didn’t struggle…NOTHING! WHY?! If that had been me, I would’ve been like, “Daddy, you done lost your mind. I don’t think so. You not about to bound me up and put me up on nothing. You said God was going to provide the lamb for Himself so He might as well provide it. Because I ain’t the one. You not about to sacrifice me. You get up there. Because I'm outta here! ” He would’ve had to catch me that day. And that’s just keeping it 100. I’ve always wondered why Isaac never said anything. I was like he must really have faith in Abraham. I do think he had faith in Abraham, but I think he had just as much faith in God as Abraham did. So in a sense, he had faith in the faith that Abraham had in God – or should I say he had faith in the faith of the God of Abraham…does that make sense? God knew what his reaction would be. Abraham’s faith was not only tested; but so was Isaac’s BECAUSE of the promise, which was Isaac, God made to Abraham. God knew Isaac would have the faith of his father and that’s why I believe He asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. How do I know? Genesis 18:19 “For I know him [Abraham], that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him”. God knew Abraham would teach and be an example to Isaac on how to live by faith, believe in the Lord and to walk before God, and be thou perfect (Gen 17:1) Knowing that Isaac had that much faith in God because of Genesis 18:19, has really comforted, encouraged and admonished me to dig deeper into the word of God WITH my children. Teaching them and being an example. Isaac needed the Faith Abraham had. Not just because of the sacrifice but because of the call on his life. Everything Abraham had…Isaac needed and it was going to take Abraham to prepare him for it by doing exactly what verse 19 states. So as it was for Abraham for Isaac and the generations after him, so it is for me and my seed and the generations after them. My heart feels so much more and is so full about this, but I’m running out of time. I’ll have to come back and finish.