Sunday, April 18, 2010

Readiness

"God called unto him...and he said, Here am I" Exodus 3:4

When God speaks, many of us are like men in a fog, we give no answer. Moses' reply revealed that he was somewhere. Readiness means a right relationship to God and a knowledge of where we are at present. We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. The man or woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who carries off the prize when the summons comes. We wait with the idea of some great opportunity, something sensational, and when it comes we are quick to cry - "Here am I." Whenever Jesus Christ is in the ascendant, we are there, but we are not ready for an obscure duty.

Readiness for God means that we are ready to do the tiniest little thing or the great big thing, it makes no difference. We have no choice in what we want to do, whatever God's program may be we are there, ready. When any duty presents itself we hear God's voice as Our Lord heard His Father's voice, and we are ready for it with all the alertness of our love for Him. Jesus Christ expects to do with us as His Father did with Him. He can put us where He likes, in pleasant duties or in mean duties, because the union is that of the Father and Himself. "That they may be one, even as We are one."

Be ready for the sudden surprise visits of God. A ready person never needs to get ready. Think of the time we waste trying to get ready when God has called! The burning bush is a symbol of everything that surrounds the ready soul, it is ablaze with the presence of God.

My Utmost For His Highest - Oswald Chambers

11 comments:

sarah said...

I love that last line and I want to be ready.

Whidbey Woman said...

Great post! Yes, GOd does call us to do the smallest or biggest things. I shared on my blog one time when God told me to give a man change- and the exact amoung!
We need to be open to the work of the Holy Spirit. God wants to use us to bless others.

Karen said...

This is what I needed to hear today...to be ready to do the smallest thing or something great...it makes no difference, if I will just obey God.

Charlotte said...

This is so true. We shouldn't need to "get ready", we should always "be ready." Thank you for sharing these important truths.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Renee said...

There seems to be a theme today which often happens! Being ready to serve where GOd sends us! His plan, not ours....
Thank you for your insights and thoughts today. God bless.

Beginner said...

I really need to work on being more compliant, when God calls on me. I need to be more willing, whatever I'm called on to do. I found this to be a very thought provoking post.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I need to pay more attention, and listen to what God is saying. Thank-you for this great post today.
Blessings,
Ginger

A Lil Story said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I struggle with feeling like I need to be preparing myself and getting "ready" when there are opportunities passing me by because I am not focusing simply on Him. Beautiful!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Lily

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

A very inspiring post!

Crown of Beauty said...

Kymber,
I love Oswald Chambers, and I love this devotional that you shared today.

The previous devotional you shared from Streams in the Desert, In The Way... was also a very good one. Plus the picture of the teardrop, and the rainbow picture...they all touched my heart.

Thanks for sharing your heart!

Love
Lidj

Kaye Swain said...

Excellent reminder to all of us. Thank you. :)