Christ wants us to answer in the affirmative when He calls us. He doesn’t want our abject submission. He knows we have questions. He knows we have been thinking about this for a while. He knows we want to make changes. He knows we want to make the right move. Although He doesn’t want to be put to the test, He wants us to have all of the information we need so that we can go forward with confidence. Naturally sometimes what we think we need and what He is willing to give us are two different things, but He does not ask for blind faith. He gave us our brains and He expects us to use them.
In this season when we strive to make changes in our lives, let us conduct the due diligence necessary to go forward with confidence and be willing to follow where Christ wants to lead. These two are not mutually exclusive but work in concert to bring His plans to fruition for all His people in this world and in the next.
Lord may our prayers find favor in your sight. Help us to live our lives according to the teachings of the gospel. May we follow in the footsteps of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.