“Why are you sending me?” I asked the Lord.
“Because I am sending you,” His Spirit spoke to my heart.
I had been on the road for Jesus for my ministry work with my handicapped ministry doggies for several years, and I had grown used to not knowing where I will go next not to mention when. I pray my way through it all, and the Lord makes clear when He is sending me to a new location and where. But He doesn’t always tell me everything I expect or want to know in advance. WHY?
Friend, we have no right to demand of the Lord that He explains His will to us in advance or even ever. Jesus Christ is Lord. He is God. He is King forever. We are to humble ourselves before Him and so love and trust Him that we are willing to go anywhere at any time to anyone to do anything for His glory whether we have all or even any of the details in advance let alone know the WHY of it all.
When the Lord sends us, let us place our trust in Him and humbly go forth!
Lord, help us to humbly obey you with or without understanding. Forgive our pride for thinking we need to be in charge of our lives when in fact once we receive you as Lord WE BELONG TO YOU! Help us to humble ourselves day in and day out which is pleasing to you, dear Lord! Each time you see even an ounce of pride in us, may your Holy Spirit lead us to repentance. I prayed this long ago, and you have answered. It is so freeing to get rid of the pride and to be the humble daughter of yours, and servant, you desire me to be. Help us to trust you in a much deeper way, dear Lord, and forgive us for when we fall short in this. We are works in progress, Lord. Thank you for not giving up on us but instead lovingly, mercifully, sometimes sternly albeit, perfecting your ways in us, AMEN!
“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:10