Willing to Be Willing

Moses didn’t think he could, yet God called him to lead the Israelites out of bondage. (Exodus 3)

Gideon had no gumption at all, yet God called him to save his people. (Judges 6)

Isaiah came from a well-to-do family but gave up all to follow the Lord. (Isaiah 6)

God called Noah to build an ark, and he did in spite of opposition. (Genesis 6)

Stephen gave his testimony, and was willing became the first Christian martyr.

While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7: 59, NIV)

God called Abraham to be a father at age one hundred. He called him to move, not even knowing where he was going.  He expected Abraham to believe that he would be the father of many nations. And Abraham believed God! (Genesis 17, 18, Hebrews 11)

What is God calling you to believe, trust and act?  Are you willing to be willing?

Grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:12, NIV)

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