April 18th, 2011 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

April 18, 2011
God called to him . . . . And he said, ’Here I am’ —Exodus 3:4

When God speaks, many of us are like people in a fog, and we give no answer. Moses’ reply to God revealed that he knew where he was and that he was ready. Readiness means having a right relationship to God and having the knowledge of where we are. We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. Yet the man or woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who receives the prize when the summons comes. We wait with the idea that some great opportunity or something sensational will be coming our way, and when it does come we are quick to cry out, “Here I am.” Whenever we sense that Jesus Christ is rising up to take authority over some great task, we are there, but we are not ready for some obscure duty.

Readiness for God means that we are prepared to do the smallest thing or the largest thing— it makes no difference. It means we have no choice in what we want to do, but that whatever God’s plans may be, we are there and ready. Whenever any duty presents itself, we hear God’s voice as our Lord heard His Father’s voice, and we are ready for it with the total readiness of our love for Him. Jesus Christ expects to do with us just as His Father did with Him. He can put us wherever He wants, in pleasant duties or in menial ones, because our union with Him is the same as His union with the Father. “. . . that they may be one just as We are one . . .” (John 17:22).

Be ready for the sudden surprise visits of God. A ready person never needs to get ready— he is ready. Think of the time we waste trying to get ready once God has called! The burning bush is a symbol of everything that surrounds the person who is ready, and it is on fire with the presence of God Himself.


April 18, 2011

Journal Entry for Today-JDV

It is amazing how praising God can bring on the most reverent sense of connection, and while I do not want to judge my closeness or intimacy with God by something as unreliable as my feelings, it is nonetheless joyful to have this sense of connection. I wonder why I forget that praise is the solution to my sense of spiritual well-being.

And God says…”When you praise Me you are telling Me that you trust Me and I am your God. The first commandment given you by Jesus was to love Me with all your heart, mind and soul. Jesus knew that when you focus on Me and your overwhelming love for Me, you would experience a supernatural sense of wellbeing. Try this. Whenever you are hurting, in doubt, anxious and or doubting My role in your life, simply begin to praise Me. Notice the change inside your heart and mind. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and He will make your paths straight. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”


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