Conviction is also a place of unreserved sacrificial living, where we are able to make every necessary sacrifice, for the sake of the Kingdom of God. When Abraham placed his son Isaac on the altar with the intention to offer him as a sacrifice to the Lord, it wasn’t that Abraham was merely carnally ‘excited’ about the prospect of killing his own son. Rather he had a deep conviction in his heart; being truly persuaded that obeying God was the true and right thing to do, for he believed that God was able to raise Isaac from the dead. In other words, godly conviction helps us to master the practice of sacrificing our resources liberally, so that God may be honored in our lives.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Hebrews 11:17-19
By faith Abraham, when he was put to the test [while the testing of his faith was still in progress], had already brought Isaac for an offering; he who had gladly received and welcomed [God’s] promises was ready to sacrifice his only son. Of whom it was said, Through Isaac shall your descendants be reckoned. For he reasoned that God was able to raise [him] up even from among the dead. Indeed in the sense that Isaac was figuratively dead [potentially sacrificed], he did [actually] receive him back from the dead.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for granting me the grace to make the sacrifices that are necessary for the advancement of the kingdom of God, here on earth. In Jesus’ name, Amen