Friday; February 9

I have gotten into the habit of listening to a Bluegrass satellite radio station on Sunday mornings on my way to church because it plays “religious” music.  While I am not a fan of all the music they play, I like most of the songs and they seem to get me in right frame of mind for the day ahead.  The other morning I was riding a long and heard a phase that really caught my attention.  I don’t know the singer or the title of the song, but the chorus went something like this, “I have been calling on Jesus for a long time, now He is calling me.”.  As I thought about this I was inspired by the thought that discipleship is a two-way street.  Sure, it is great to have the ability to call upon Jesus and rely on His help, but there is another part to this as well.  When He calls upon us to do His bidding, are we willing to answer?  No, the Lord’s success and failure is not dependent upon us working for Him, but we have a responsibly to Him.  It is great to receive His blessings; are we willing to give back to Him when He puts us in a position to do His work?
          One of the most incredible exchanges found in the Bible comes from the life of Isaiah.  During the prophet’s early ministry we are told, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8)  Let’s give thanks for God’s graciousness and let’s be committed to doing what we can to spread His kingdom.  He has answered our call, let’s be willing to responded to His.
          Think about it! 

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