I Will be the one, Send me!

I will go. Send me, Lord!

Transformed by our encounters with his glory, we are invited to collaborate with the Lord. Though he never forces us, he does compel us to walk alongside him in ministry. We are the vessels he desires to move through. The Lord stirs the hearts of those around us, but we are the ones who lead them to him.

Each day, you have the opportunity to share a part of him by your actions and words. You don’t need a title, a platform, or anyone’s permission, only a tender and obedient heart. Partnering with him is different for everyone. Sometimes it looks like praying for the sick person in front of you at the store. Sometimes it means comforting a sad coworker. If you pay attention to the people around you and avail yourself to him, you will see him touch the world through you. 

Lord, today I take the bold step of saying “yes!” to you. Give me your heart for the people I encounter each day. Help me not to dismiss your gentle nudges when you want me to talk to someone. Instead of focusing on my inconvenience, I will allow myself to be moved by your compassion. I will be the one. Send me!

From “The Vision” written by Brian Simmons and Gretchen Rodriguez

The Passion Translation

I heard the Lord saying, “Whom should I send to my people? Who will go to represent us?” I spoke up and said, “I will be the one. Send me. Isaiah 6:8

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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