When The Lord Says “Go!”


The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.  Acts 9:11 (NIV)


Jesus calls.  He speaks to His servant.  He tells him to get up and go.  He sends him on a mission to a place where he would not like to go.  He sends him into harm´s way.  Why would God allow this?  Why would God intentionally send us into a situation that might be uncomfortable to us?  Why would Jesus ask us to do something we do not want to do?  Is He abusing His authority?  Or could it be that this very situation that seems impossible is a direct opportunity to see the mighty hand of God at work?  Could a miracle be waiting for us just beyond our reaction to when the Lord says Go?

Ananias listened to the Lord.  He went regardless of his own misgivings.  He trusted God to work out the details.  He worked along with Christ even if it meant putting his own neck on the line.  In this way the Lord got his man.  Is this also the way we could strive to be?  Could we pray for God to help us when He sends us?  Can we ask that we are found faithful when the Lord says Go?


Dear Lord,

Speak to us now!  Break through the silence where we lie!  Ask the impossible of us!  Send us where we might have misgivings!  But most of all, give us the strength of faith to get up and follow Your wishes!  Take us by the hand and draw us nearer still!  Let us carry out Your mission not by any strength of our own, but by leaning further upon You!  Just please, help us to respond in faith when You do say “Go!”


S.D. Wonenberg


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