While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. Acts 13:2-3 (NIV)
Do you want to know my calling on your life? Do you want to know where I want to send you? Do you want to know what I want to give you to do for me? Do you want to accomplish my purposes? Do you want to fulfill my plans? Do you want to bear an abundance of fruit for me? Do you want to bring glory to my name? Do you want to shine brightly for me as my witness in the world? You have asked me many questions for which I have only one answer. I want what you want. With all my heart and mind and soul and strength I will say one emphatic yes to each one of your questions. Without any hesitation, I want to know and do your will. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I want you to use my life as your instrument. I want to bear and abundance of fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. In every way, on every day, I want to shine brightly as a witness for you in the world. I will go wherever you send me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will not hold back. I will keep nothing in reserve. I will not hedge my bets. I will not retreat. I will give myself fully to you. I want to do the work that you have prepared in advance for me to do. That is very good.
But, I know that you have a few questions that you want to ask me. Go ahead, ask your questions. How will I know for certain where you want to send me? How will I know without a doubt what you have given me to do for you? Seek me with all your heart. Quiet yourself before me. Meet with me in my word. Meet with me in worship. Meet with in prayer. Focus your heart and mind and life on me. Draw near to me and I will draw near to you. Fast and pray. Hunger and thirst. Give me your full attention. When you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. I will lead you to where I want you to go. I will give you what I want you to do. When you follow me, you know for certain where I am leading you. When you listen to me, you have no doubt about what I have given you to do for me. I will follow you. I will listen to you. That will be very good.
Lord, I want to know your calling on my life. I want to go where you want to send me. I want to do what you are asking me to do for you. I will fast and pray before you. I will quiet myself in your presence. I will seek your guidance. I will follow your direction. Amen
Key Question… When have you fasted and prayed so that you could know and do the Lord’s will?
Living It Out… Fast and pray so that you will be able to know what God is calling you to go and do for Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord has a calling on your life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group what the Lord is calling you to do for Him.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you fast and pray so you will know what God is calling you to go and do for Him.
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