Immediate Obedience

“And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.”                 Mark 1:16-20

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Dear Lord, make us bold in worshipping and honoring You, to follow You and obey Your voice immediately, in Jesus’ name.



God Is Speaking

“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”   

Isaiah 30:21

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  Jesus in John 10:27

“She is yours to love.  Take her.” God told Joshua Zhong about adopting a Chinese girl, in Linda Droeger’s Bound by Love.



Having re-read The Hiding Place and Same Kind of Different As Me, noting the similarities of the visions from You, the heavenly body and the heavenly visitation of Debbie.  Her visions of future flowers at the shelter.  That day You prompted me outside to clean and move my car, though I didn’t want to, I had such restlessness.  Then the neighbor came out and low and behold, I invited her to church with me for the next day.  Those two books make me want to be closer to You, Lord, to hear You and see You.

A New Angle

The Lord’s word to me when I lost my keys at the beach, “Look at it from a new angle.”  Worriedly retracing my steps to the changing rooms twice, trying to literally look through a new angle.  Two women who had been camped out 50 feet from me, came running over, saying, “Did you lose your keys?”

I was so thankful and they were overjoyed they found the owner of the keys.  They excitedly asked, “What would you have done if you didn’t find them?” In truth, there was no spare key.  My sister nearby may have picked me up, and we would have had to get a locksmith.  But my home was 3 hours away and it would be too late to worry my landlord for access to my apartment.  In awe of the way God worked it out, after a full visit with my family, upon entering my apartment late that night and closing the door, the Lord said, “Do you believe Me now?” (see John 16:31).