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Who’s Going?

Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”
     “Here am I.  Send me!”  These are the words our Father in Heaven wants to hear.  But not only does He want to hear them from us, He wants us to put actions behind our words.  Several years ago my Pastor preached a series of messages designed to ‘lift the lid off of our worship’.  These sermons really stirred a longing in my soul for Christ to use me in a new and different way.  I want Him to use me more and more for His kingdom.  But it is easy to listen to a Sunday service and say ‘amen’ and agree with what is being said – but it is harder to put it into action.
     Sometimes I have had a difficult time getting ‘up off the couch’ and doing the things I know God wants me to do.  I finally realized that to become who Christ wants me to become I need to take it – not just one day at a time – but one step at a time.  If I want more prayer time in my life – I start with some prayer time everyday.  If it’s more study time – the same thing.  Eventually, what started out as a little, will become much more through Jesus.  And not only will God guide us – step by step – but He will show us how to gain more and more from these wonderful habits.  His Grace will show us the way!
     My prayer is that each day I do a little more of what God desires from me…that I can always say ‘Send me’ when God calls…that people around me know I am trying each day to be more like my Jesus.  How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.

I’m Walking!!!

Matthew 14:28-30 (NASB) 28 Peter said to Him, “Lord if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”  29 And He said, “Come!”  And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
     Here is an excerpt from a song that Casting Crowns sings:  ‘But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me.  Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed.  The waves they keep on telling me, time and time again, boy, you’ll never win!  You’ll never win! – But the voice of truth tells me a different story.’
     Are you contemplating getting out of the boat?  Are you even in the boat?  Am I?  Peter was brash and outspoken and he had guts.  He took a chance and put his leg over the side of the boat and got out.  He wanted to be where Jesus was even if it was walking on water.  Do we?  What do we do to get where Jesus is?  Are we listening for Him and to Him?  Do we mind getting ‘uncomfortable’ for Christ?  What would happen if we got out of the boat?
     The voice of truth, Jesus, will not let us sink.  If He has called us to come – to step out of the boat onto the water – He will be there with us every step of the way.  Our spiritual goal is to be where He is at all times.  Because where Jesus is, either out on the water or not, there is peace, contentment, love, grace and mercy.  God is calling us to get out of our comfort zone.  He is calling us to be a light for His glory to a lost and dying world.  And when He calls…He also equips.  He watches over us so that if we begin to sink a little in the water, all we have to do is call out His name and His hand is there for us to hold to.
     My prayer is that I get out of the boat…that if I hear the waves and start to sink I call on the name of my Savior, Jesus…that people around me see who is walking beside me on the water.  How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.
Psalm 116:12 (NKJV) 12 What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?
     What has the Lord done for you?  If you’re like me there are not enough hours in the day or days in the year to describe how good God has been.  Doesn’t matter if I’m up or down – He is still good to me.  But the question begs to be asked…since He has been so good to me, what can I do for Him?
     To be very honest, when I ask myself that, it can make me very nervous.  I understand that I can never repay Jesus for all He has done.  I know that His sacrifice on the cross was a gift to the world.  Yet, I also know that to live my best life in Him, I’m going to get very uncomfortable at times.  Why?  Because He is going to stretch me, mold me and grow me in ways I never thought possible.  I won’t be ‘unequipped’, but He is going to ask me to do things I would never in a million years attempt on my own.  Because of that what I need to ‘render’ to Jesus is my will to do all He needs to do through me.  Is it easy – NO!  But as time goes by I can, with all that is within me, say it is the most remarkable adventure a person could ever have.  The adventure of living a full life in and with Jesus Christ!
     My prayer is that I not forget all the benefits my God has given to me…that I render my will to Him each and every day so I can grow as He wants me too…that I can be a testimony to others of the wonderful adventure to be found in living for Him.  How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.