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)
I welcome that in my life. What do you welcome in your life? I welcome your call in my life. There is no place I would rather be and nothing I would rather do than to be going and doing what you ask of me. Are you sure? Not always, but I am confident that you will help me to know and do your will. You will help me to follow and obey you. You will encourage and strengthen me as I live my life with and for you. Yes, I will.
There is something else of which I am very sure. What’s that? You will ask me to leave the familiar and comfortable to go to the unfamiliar to do what is uncomfortable. That is true. What will happen to you as you go and do what I ask of you? I will come to rely on you more fully. I come to listen to you more carefully. I will hold on to you tightly as you lead me through life. I know that you will be holding on to me tightly as well. Yes, I will. Our relationship will deepen. I will live more intimately with you. I will more clearly hear your voice guiding me. I will live my life in an ongoing dialogue of prayer with you. Surely, I will follow your guidance. Surely, I will follow your instructions. Thankfully, I will learn to depend on you, rather than myself. Certainly, my faith and hope and trust in you will grow. Yes, it will. You can be sure of that.
What will I accomplish in you and through you as you hear and obey my call? You will accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans in and through my life. You will make me faithful. You will make me fruitful. You will help me to bear fruit for your kingdom. You will help me to bring glory to your name. You will help me to store up real treasure in heaven with you. You will make me able to one day, at the end of time, hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Nothing will make me happier. Nothing will give me more pleasure than to know that I had gone and done your will and lived the life you have called me to live. That is what I am doing and will continue to do in you, for you and through you. Follow me. Hear my call. Go and do what I ask of you. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I will listen to your voice. I will look for your direction. I will follow your guidance. I will leave the familiar to go to the unknown. I will go where you guide me to do whatever you ask of me. Use me powerfully to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Amen
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