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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Going Without

"Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.
These were his instructions: 'Take nothing for the journey except a staff - no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra tunic. Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them'
They went out and preached that people should repent.They drove out many demons and anointed many sick 
people with oil and healed them."   --Mark 6:6-13

This really hit home for me. I don't know if I could go where the Lord is calling me without making sure I was secure first. Without making provisions for myself so I would know I would be fed, clothed, and healthy. I really want to say that I have enough faith that this wouldn't be a problem. That I could get up from my computer right now and leave my stuff, my major, my security behind and not look back. But I am such a planner! I map out my life and I always have a list of what I need to do nearby. These men were asked to do something radical. God told them they needed to bring... absolutely nothing. Because the Lord was going to provide for them and teach them in the times when they went without. They had to be willing to not provide for themselves. Am I willing? Are you willing?

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