As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. John 17:18 (NIV)
Go ahead. You can do that. I can do what? You can send me wherever you want me to go. I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I have already sent you into the world. You are to be my witness right now, right where you are. There is no need to watch and wait for something more, something bigger or something else. If you do that, you will miss going and doing what I have for you right now. Now, don’t hear me incorrectly. I want you to be watching and waiting for my activity in and around you at all times. I want you to live in a moment by moment intimate relationship with me. In that sense, I want you to always be watching at waiting and listening attentively for me. I just don’t want you to miss the here and now for what you might think or want to happen in the future. I understand. That’s good.
I have more to say. I’m listening attentively to you. A day will not go by that I won’t have something for you to do for me. Every day, I will use you as my witness in the world. Every day, I will give you opportunities to be of service to me. Every day, I will be asking you to love like I loved, give like I gave and serve like I served. I will be asking you to follow my example. You will need to keep your eyes and ears open. Watch and listen for the opportunities that I will give to you. Listen to my voice speaking to you. Follow the prompting of my Holy Spirit living and working in and through you. That I will do. It will be my honor and privilege and joy to live like you lived and do what you did. That will be very good.
There is something you can be sure. What’s that? You will not be alone in your efforts. You will not be operating under your power. How so? I will be with you. I will help you to accomplish everything I ask you to go and do for me. I’m positive that I will need your help. That’s good, because you certainly will need my help. Apart from me you can do nothing. You will need my help in what seems to be small and what seems to be large tasks. Rely on me at all times. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I will follow your example. I will do what you did. I will think and speak and act like you. Use me as your witness in the world. Help me to live like you lived. Help me to love like you loved. Help me to give like you gave. Help me to serve like you served. Amen
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