It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7 (NLT)
Never Done Before
I know that you will ask that of me. What will I ask of you? You will ask me to go and do what I have never done before. Why would I do that? How can you be so certain that I will ask that of you? Not only that, but you will often ask me to go and do what is exceedingly difficult and demanding. Oh, why would you do that? Why am I so certain? You have already asked me to do what I have never done before. You have already asked to go and do what is exceedingly difficult and demanding. Do you resent my asking you to go and do what will require your very best effort? Do you resent my asking you to go and do what will cause you to rely on me? Do you resent my asking you to go and do what will demand you place all your faith in me? No, I do not resent you asking anything and everything of me. I am at your service. I am at your disposal. I am ready and willing to serve you. I will go wherever you send me. I will do whatever you ask of me. Sometimes, it doesn’t sound like that is true. Sometimes, you seem quite reluctant to go and do whatever I ask of you. Yes, I know. At times, I have wavered. At times, I have been slow to get going. At times, I have had a “poor me” attitude. Forgive me. You are forgiven. I am certain you would not want me to ask you to go and do what was simple and easy. You would not want me to ask you to go and do only what you could do in your own strength. You would not want me to ask you to do what did not require you to rely on and place all your faith in me. You want to know that I am powerfully working in and through you to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. You want to be able to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Am I correct? Is all this true about you? Yes, it is my hope and dream and desire to be used by you. So, I will take on any assignment you give to me. I will go and do whatever you ask of me. That is very good.
Lord, it is no surprise to me that you have and will ask me to go and do what is difficult and demanding. Not only is that true, but you often ask me to do what I have never done before. By faith, I will rely on you. By faith, I will go and do whatever you ask of me. Amen
Key Question… How much faith has been required of you to go and do what the Lord asked of you?
Living It Out… By faith go and do what the Lord asks of you so you can bear fruit for His kingdom.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will help you to go and do what He asks of you.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are going and doing what the Lord asks of you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you by faith go and do what the Lord asks of you.
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