Willingness is one of the most important traits we can possess in our journey with Christ. Willingness is faith in action and as Christians it is our mandate.

How many times in our lives have we gotten to those crossroads; those valley moments when we find it truly hard to take another step. I write to you this day, don’t be too afraid of those crossroads; of those valley experiences, because they have their purpose. It is in the valley of lives we are able to discern God’s voice, and trust God’s Holy Spirit and presence. Have you ever heard the saying “when your down to nothing, God is up to something”? That’s not just another cliché. Trust those experiences and the growth and formation that they bring. Too often we get caught up in trying to be on the mountaintops of life not realizing that our valley experiences have significant purposes.

Among the things I know for sure is that Christ is risen. This truth gives me so much joy and I know God’s will be done among the nations. Our job as followers of Christ is to be willing participants in the lives He has planned for us. This is the most difficult of tasks to accomplish. How many times have you fallen down? How many times have you asked God why? How many times have you stumbled? There is only one thing to do in the midst of a storm, willingly participate. Say yes to God! You are stronger than you know, and of course our God the source our strength.
Pray with me this day:
Father, keep us from vain strife of words.
Grant to us constant profession of the Truth!
Preserve in us a true and undefiled faith
so that we may hold fast to that
which we professed when we were baptized
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
that we may have Thee for our Father,
that we may abide in Thy Son
and in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.


(by Iana Del Benjamin)

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