By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 (NIV)
Go And Do
Will you go where I guide you? Will you do what I ask of you? Yes, certainly, I will go where you guide me and do what you ask of me. That was a very quick answer. You did not let me clarify what I am asking you. Great, I like clarity. Clarity would make it much easier for me to go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. The more details the better. I like to know where I am going and what I will be doing before I make any decisions. So, I am very glad that you will give me all the clarity that I will need. Now, you have had nearly an entire conversation with yourself. What do you mean by that? Slow down and listen to what I have to say to you. I’m listening, I won’t say a word. I doubt that.
I wanted to make it clear that I will sometimes ask you to go and do something for me without details. My only instruction may be for you to go. You will not have the clarity of knowing every detail before you make your decision to go and do what I ask of you. What? On what basis would I be making my decision? I will tell you one thing. What’s that? You would not be making your decision based on your own knowledge and understanding. That sounds a little scary to me. Yes, following me will require you to have courage. But, your question was a good one that I will let you answer. If I say yes to you without knowing any details I will be making my decision based on my love for you. What does love have to do with you making a decision to follow me? If I love you I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I won’t think it over. I won’t evaluate. I won’t hesitate. I will simply go where you guide me. I will just do what you ask of me. To know that you were asking something of me would be enough. I would not go half-heartedly. I would not go with deep reservations. I would not go with timid steps of regret. I would not longingly look back at what I had left behind. I would joyfully respond to your call. I would rely on you for all that I need to go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. That will be very good.
Heavenly Father, help me to hear the voice of your Holy Spirit guiding me to do what you are asking me to go and do for you. Give me strength to obey you and do what you ask of me even if it is difficult or I don’t fully understand. Amen
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