“Send me wherever you want me to go,” I prayed one day.
I never would have prayed such a prayer in my earlier years of believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Back then, I pridefully and foolishly thought my life belonged to me and God was there to pray to for what I wanted and needed and to help me get through life.
Today, thanks to God lovingly, mercifully, graciously, and patiently transforming me over time, I am a totally devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I no longer live for me. I live for Jesus my precious and beloved Lord, Savior, master, healer, redeemer, deliverer, teacher, and best friend.
So when it comes to where I go, whether in a given day or in the bigger scheme of things like when God wants me to go to my next location in my life on the road full-time for Jesus and ministry with my special needs ministry dogs, I don’t want to make decisions based on my selfish, self-seeking, self-centered, I-want-to-please-me flesh. I want to seek and hear and follow the leading of the Lord. I want to be filled with, led by, and empowered by the Holy Spirit of God who lives in His followers.
Not always easy. Sometimes enormously challenging and hard. But always best and beautiful and most rewarding when I seek where God wants to send me and go where He leads me. Oh, in my exceeding love and passion for the Lord how I yearn to be faithful in this!
Please live for God, friend, not for self. Please don’t live according to your own self-centered wishes, ways, and wants that don’t line up with God’s ways and His will for you. Please forsake all for the Lord He calls you to let go, be totally devoted to Him, and seek and go where He sends you. Today this very day and forevermore, AMEN!
Don’t know where God wants you to go? PRAY! Know where God wants you to go? Humble yourself! Love Him! Obey Him! Follow Him! Not in your weakness! IN HIS STRENGTH!
“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV
“O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” Jeremiah 10:23 NKJV
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV