During one of the civil wars in Italy, a regimental leader was having a difficult time recruiting soldiers to fight. To solve his problem, he was going from city to city looking for people to join him. Many responded and brought their swords and guns to do battle.
One old lady was so moved as she saw the response that she wanted to join in the battle. So, she grabbed her broom, put it over her shoulder and began to march with the men.
Many laughed at her and one person mocked her from the crowd, “What are you doing, old lady? What good are you?”
“Not much,” came her answer, “but at least everyone will know whose side I’m on.”
Every day we are confronted with choices that reflect our allegiances to Christ. Often they are subtle and do not require much effort and get little attention from others. Sometimes the call to obedience may result in revolutionary changes and completely upset life-long plans and dreams. Surely there have been times when all He asked was to “be still and know that I am God.”
The call varies but our response to be faithful to Him is always optional. We either turn toward Him and do as He asks us to do or turn away from Him and follow our selfish ambitions. Opportunities to serve are optional, but to refuse to accept them puts our salvation in question.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are always available when You call us to serve You. We pray that when You call we will answer and say, Here I am, Lord, willing to follow. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: John 14:14-15 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! If you love me, obey my commandments.