Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Micah 4:2 (NIV)
Do you really want to know me? Do you really want to know my will? Do you really want to walk in my ways? I know that I should not be too quick to answer each of your questions. I know that I should carefully consider each one of them. Why is that? Saying yes to each of your questions will require something of me. There is a cost to saying yes to what you are asking of me. I can’t say yes to you and then go on my own way, living my own life, just as I have done and gone before. What is the cost of saying yes to the questions that I am asking of you? What is the cost of saying yes to me?
You want all of me. I can’t give you a part of me. I can’t just give you time on my calendar or a spot in my day. Knowing you. Knowing your will. Walking in your ways. None of these are part time commitments. Saying yes to you will require giving to you all that I am, all that I have and all that I hope to be to you. Yes, it will.
You will have a multitude of new questions to ask me on each and every day of my life. They will all come back to these fundamental questions. Do I want to know you? Do I want to know your will? Do I want to walk in your ways? Each new question will give me the opportunity to reaffirm my saying yes to you. Yes, it will.
There is something that I want to be clear about in my heart and mind. There is something I want to clear up once and for all. There is something that I want to say on the record. What’s that? When I gave myself to you and received you into my life as my Savior and Lord I said yes to you. My yes wasn’t qualified. I said that I wanted to know you. I said that I wanted to love you. I said that I wanted to follow and serve you. That is when I started to say that I really do want to know you, your will and yours ways. That is when I said that I would follow you to where you led me to do what you would ask of me. Yes, you did.
What are you asking of me right now? What do you want from me today? Come to me so I can teach you. Come to me so you can know me. Come to me so I can show you my will. Come to me so you can walk in my ways. Yes Lord, I will.
Lord, it is the desire of my heart to know you. I hunger and thirst and yearn to go to spend time and be in your presence. Help me to sit at your feet to be taught by you. I want to know your will so I can walk in your ways. Amen
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