Ready willingness to serve God

There is no limit to the good God will have us do—no limit to what God will do through us—if we will yield to Him. Human ability might seem to be lacking and beyond our control to supply. Not so our willingness to serve God. We can choose to be willing.

Jesus' disciples showed their ready willingness. When Jesus said, "Follow me," they came instantly. They were responding to the quickening Christ. Jesus was but saying to those of his age what Christ, Truth, is so lovingly saying to mankind in every age—"Follow me." The Bible has other interesting examples of obedience to the divine will. Some Bible figures were instantly responsive. Others needed reassurance.

When God called upon Moses to assume the awesome responsibility of facing Pharaoh and leading the children of Israel out of Egyptian slavery, there was a quality Moses needed to assure his success—a quality that he did not appear to have. "Who am I," he protested, "that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?" Ex. 3:11; Apparently, Moses felt inadequate, but God had selected him for his steadfastness and faithfulness. Finally, in obedience, he accepted the divine commission and became God's chosen vessel. At that point he opened himself up to God's guidance and protection. This willingness was the quality Moses needed to assure the success of his mission. When he had the humility to respond to the divine will, he found he had God-given ability to surmount every obstacle, to meet every necessity, and to turn these into triumphs.

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Demonstrating our spiritual identity
February 25, 1980

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