“ARE YOU WILLING?” Time To Act by Steve Martin
“Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you;” Genesis 12:1, NASU
When does the Lord stop asking you to do things that require faith? When is enough, enough?
As we continually grow in the ways of the Lord, there may come a time when we ask Him, “Haven’t I gone far enough, Lord? Can’t I just stop, and build a permanent place where You have brought me, where I have already reached in faith, after travelling so far?”
When I read about the faith of Abram, later changed by the Lord Himself to the name Abraham, I wonder how he did it. He was 75 when the Lord called him, as the Scripture says. Living to the age of 175, he was in his mid-years if we compare it to our length of life years in 2020.
In comparison to one I personally knew in my lifetime, a great Bible teacher named Derek Prince, he was 55 years old when the Lord directed him to move to Florida to start a new ministry, after living in England, Canada, and Seattle, Washington. Thus Derek Prince Ministries was founded, which still exists today in Charlotte, North Carolina, even after Derek passed on to glory at the age of 88 in 2003 in Jerusalem, where he and his 2nd wife Ruth had lived for his last 20 years of earthly life.
Hearing the last recorded words of Derek, he felt even after all his 88 years that he had not completely did all that he had been called to do. But seeing the fruit of his labor, he certainly walked in faith, and that pleased the Lord.
I consider Pat Robertson, founder of CBN, Regent University, Operation Blessing, and so much more, who even today at the age of 90 still appears regularly on the 700 Club daily program out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. As I read his autobiography, “I Have Walked With the Living God” (https://patrobertsonbooks.com/) faith builds in me to keep doing the same – walk in faith, and that with the Living God.
I can speak of my personal good friend Mordechai Porter, 80 years of age, who also continues to be more committed than ever to hear the Lord, moving on as He directs. A gifted prophet and shofar blower, I get inspired just watching him, and hearing his faith in our Lord.
In all these examples, one thing that I am certain is this: they first responded to the Lord with the willingness to follow, at whatever cost it was. They did not stop along the way and say, “I have done enough. I have gone far enough. Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the rest of my years as I want, taking it easy.”
No, they did not. In their hearts, which came out of the Holy Spirit encouraging them on, they continued to commit themselves to His plans and purposes, to pursue His will, to do as the Father spoke to them.
Yeshua Himself said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” John 4:34, NKJV
As those who call themselves disciples of Jesus, Yeshua, we can do no less.
We have been called. We have been chosen. We have been given our mission, which is His mission, to bring His kingdom to the earth as it is in heaven.
As Mordechai often says, “I have an assignment from the Lord. That will I do.”
Are you willing to do the same? As for me, I am saying, “Yes, Lord. Be it done to me according to Your Word.”
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Love For His People Founder/President
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Time To Act #11 – in the year of our Lord 7.27.2020 – “Are You Willing?” Monday, 4:30 am in Charlotte, North Carolina USA
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