In Genesis 22, God tests the faith of Abraham by telling him to journey to a far away mountain and sacrifice his son, Isaac. After three days of travelling, Abraham sees the mountain ahead and says that he and his son will “go yonder and worship.” Everyone has a Yonder. Everyone has a God-planned place of destiny. How do you reach the Yonder that God has planned for you?
- What blessings did God promise to Abraham as a result of his willingness to sacrifice his son?
- List the seven steps on the journey to Yonder.
- What role does discontent play in reaching Yonder?
- What is the meaning of “El Shaddai”? How does this help on our journey to Yonder?
- How does the story of Abraham and Isaac foreshadow the story of Jesus and the crucifixion?
- What actions do you need to take to progress on the journey to the Yonder that God has planned for you?
Yonder is the place of meaning, purpose, and destiny that God has planned for your life. It’s the place of being in the center of the perfect will of God. It’s the place of doing what you were created to do. Everything you go through in life will bring you to Yonder . . . if you will let God’s grace guide you. Are you willing to make the journey?
Genesis 22:4-5 (NKJV): “Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said to his young men, ‘Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.’”