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Gone With The Send

September 15

And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door ..."   Mark 11:4

"... JESUS says: Let ME do the figuring, you do the fetching."

 

Where has JESUS told you to go, that you have not gone?  If we are ever to be found in the way of the LORD, it will require that we go out of ours.  "I being in the way, the LORD led me ..."  Their way was really HIS way, but only because they went where HE said to go.    Do you find HIS promises being fulfilled where you are at?  "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went."  Is it possible that you have made a wrong turn ... went the wrong way?  A genuine walk of faith is by no means a wandering in the dark.  Anyone who will go HIS way knows where it will end, but not necessarily where HE is going.  "In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE shall direct thy paths."  If you insist on turn by turn, you'll forsake the essence of what a walk of faith is.  HE does provide directions, and promises to lead us there, but only as we are careful to follow them.  Whether it is a "colt", a car, or a life's mate, JESUS says: Let ME do the figuring, you do the fetching. 

"Go" is the operative word to the New Testament believer; and though not hard and fast, GOD'S will and way are most often realized on the move. Consider these demands of a mobile faith:   

  • Have you ever gone to HIM for the forgiveness of salvation?  "And JESUS said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."

  • Has HE ever asked that you go and humble yourself?  "Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother ..."

  • Has HE ever asked you to go the extra mile in patience?  "And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain."

  • Has HE sent you to learn of mercy?  "But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

  • Have you gone with the send of HIS every command?  "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."

One of our LORD'S more quoted phrases is found in John 14:6, where HE states unequivocally that HE is "the way".  The question is: have you gone far enough out of your way, to be in HIS?  Look to the frontier! ... real faith is out there just beyond where your perception beckons.

"THOU hast made known to me the ways of life; THOU shalt make me full of joy with THY countenance."


For Love of Country
 Edmond Burke  (1729-1797)
(leader in Britain during the Revolutionary War)
"Religion, always a principle of energy, in this new people is no way worn out or impaired; and their mode of professing it is also one main cause of this free spirit.  The people are Protestants; and of that kind which is the most adverse to all implicit submission of mind and opinion.  This is a persuasion not only favorable to Liberty, but built upon it."

(to Parliament: March 22, 1775, Second Speech on the Conciliation with America)

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