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“But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.  For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord” (2 Corinthians 8:16-17).

The call of the Lord is a strong thing.  Many fight against the Lord’s calling them into the Christ-life.  You may resist, but to what end?  Pleasure in this world?  The way of salvation is before you that you may put on the life of Christ.  If you walk with Him, it is not simply a matter of now or later.  Why put off what is going to happen anyway.  Walk in the way of the Lord today and grow in Him and His likeness.

Lord, show me with clarity the simple truth that delaying my journey with You accomplishes nothing.  I can read of those who have walked closely with You and my heart is stirred.  Let that stirring lead me to simply and humbly walk in Your presence and truth.  Lift me out of the coveting of this world to live into the life to which You have called me by grace that I may walk in faith.

Lord Jesus, You know the struggles of this world.  You know how hard it is as You watched those around You struggling with the simple things of faith.  Yet there were those who were bold in faith and received what only faith can bring.  Lead me more deeply into a life of faith that I would walk boldly in becoming what You are making of me by Your grace and mercy.  Amen.