Jesus Calling: December 9Be willing to go out on a limb with Me. If that is where I am leading you, it is the safest place to be. Your desire to live a risk-free life is a form of unbelief. Your longing to live close to Me is at odds with your attempts to minimize risk. You are approaching a crossroads in your journey. In order to follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your tendency to play it safe.
Let Me lead you step by step through this day. If your primary focus is on Me, you can walk along perilous paths without being afraid. Eventually, you will learn to relax and enjoy the adventure of our journey together. As long as you stay close to Me, My sovereign Presence protects you wherever you go.
Psalm 23:4 (NLT)
4 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
Psalm 9:10 (NLT)
10 Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.
Additional insight regarding Psalm 9:10: God will never abandon those who seek him. God's promise does not mean that if we trust in Him we will escape loss or suffering; it means that God himself will never leave us no matter what we face.
John 12:26 (NLT)
26 Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.