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Response Requested

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When was the last time you reached out to someone and didn’t receive a response? It happens quite frequently in today’s world. A text, a post, an email, or a call is ignored or responded to superficially. Depending upon the relationship, this can hurt feelings. It’s done to us, and it’s done by us.

There’s a spiritual application of this too. The truth is, God is always reaching out to us. Daily, God tries to get our attention. He uses people, circumstances, life events to call to us. Sadly, we often fail to respond. When we fail to respond, it hurts God’s heart, and we miss many blessings.

There are many examples of this in the Bible. Let’s look at one found in Matthew 9:9 (NIV) “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.”

Matthew was a tax collector in Jesus’ day. One day, Jesus passed by his toll booth, and simply said to Matthew, “Follow me!” Matthew faced a decision. What would he do with Jesus’ invitation? Would he respond, and how would he respond.

Without hesitation, Matthew hopped up and began his life journey with Jesus. His response to Jesus’ request changed everything in his life.

Look and listen today for Jesus’ call to you. When he calls, respond to Him. Your life will be better for it!

Pastor Dale