Scriptures: Genesis 22:1-5
In these verses we read that God tested Abraham asking him to offer his son as a burnt offering. The journey, of great obedience and sacrificial worship, took three days. Three days of struggle, pain, heartaches and obedience. It was in this time frame that Abraham learned that worship requires sacrifice.
Sacrifical worship leads to God's provision. Abraham had faith, but he did not understand the value of worship, obedience and sacrifice. God developed Abraham's character through inconvenience.
We must learn to walk in Abraham's footsteps. We live in a self-indulgent generation where self-sacrifice is a foreign concept: its considered not appealing and does not come naturally. But powerful anointing is birthed in times of inconvenience.
We all need to take a journey to a place of sacrifical worship. On this journey we will face human struggles, but out of inconvenience comes anointed worship. We learn to listen, obey and experience God's provision. We learn how to construct an altar. By obeying God we can learn the value of inconvenience.
Ask yourself: are you willing to be inconvenienced for the kingdom?