(This pic represents a blessing from a friend. God sent a meal to me from a friend on a day that I was worn out and needed a lift.)
If God were to tell you that he had something for you to do and somewhere to go, would you say "yes" to him before you knew what that thing was that he was asking of you?
That's the journey I find myself on. I feel "pressed" toward it. I know the verses and I could teach a class on it, lead a devotional, talk to a crowd about it. But do I KNOW IT know it, deep in my soul??
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." John 10:27
This past Sunday we sang "Trading my Sorrows" and as we would get to the chorus those scenarios that I have been thinking on came to mind and I would shout in song:
"Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord,
Yes, Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord,
Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord, AMEN."
On this journey I have been saying "yes" to many scenarios. Most were former "no's" that I am turning to "yes." But what was I afraid of? Why would I say no? It comes down to trusting God. The God of the Universe wants me to follow him. He loves me and he has all the power and all the resources. He has already sent his Son to die in my place so that I can be with him for eternity. Anything I would need besides that is so small. He can take care of all of the concerns I have. Nothing is outside of his care: my husband, my kids, my finances, my health, everything. He can think of everyone in my life, he can make his will for me work in perfect harmony with his will for those I love.
Bringing others in my home that need care? "Yes".
To another country? "Yes."
Giving everything away? "Yes."
Giving away my money? "Yes."
On and on it goes.
But I don't want to be the one in the parable of the two sons (Matthew 21:28-32) who says "yes, I will do it" and then doesn't do it. So I pray that God will make me a faithful daughter to him. It's still about opening my hands, wide, and being thankful for whatever is put there or taken from there. It's about trusting God, loving him first, knowing that Jesus is enough.
God, give me a faithful heart. Make me a doer of the Word and not one who simply hears.