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“Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali” (Matthew 4:12-13).

Jesus was constantly on the move.  Why?  He knew where He was headed and how things must turn out.  He intentionally went the way He went to bring about the outcome needed in His ministry.  How many times did He say, “It is not yet my time?”  Follow the Lord who is intentional to bring about what the Father intends.  He does not plan for a day, a century, or even a thousand years, but plans for all eternity.

Lord, You are intentional with all that You do.  You are not afraid, nor do You flee, but You do move in mysterious ways to bring about all that needs to happen.  You are good, Lord, and You have poured Your goodness into me.  Help me to follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit so that I too will go wherever You would lead me knowing that You will accomplish all that You purpose.

Come Holy Spirit and open my ears to hear so that my feet may go in the light of your word that You shine upon my footsteps (Psalm 119:105).  Help me to follow through with what You command and go where You send me.  In and through all things, lead me, O Lord, so that I may not walk in the fears of this age, but in the boldness of faith even if it means a cross that is before me.  Grant me strength to walk with You always.  Amen.