You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8 (NKJV)

For a moment he studied the crowd moving toward the front of the church. Then with sweaty palms and a nervous feeling in the pit of his stomach, he stepped out into the aisle. As he walked to the front of the church, the words of “Have Thine Own Way” comforted him.

Standing at the altar, he suddenly felt a small hand slip inside his. In looking down he saw the face of his seven-year-old daughter. “I will go for Jesus, too, Daddy,” she said and beamed a smile. As he lifted his eyes, he saw his wife holding their eighteen-month-old son. She said, “Darling, we’ll all go for Him.” He knew the moment meant total surrender to the will of God.

But so much had happened in the past. So many tears. So many words spoken in haste and anger. Could Jesus see past the years spent in sin and denial? Could God really be calling them to carry the light of His gospel halfway around the world?

Yes. God uses people with hearts turned toward Him. Past sins and failures are forgiven. He abides in the immediacy of the moment. When we open our hearts in obedient faith to His will, He uses us. Jesus has a job for you to do, and no one else can take your place. Will you go for Him? Will you answer His call?

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