“God called unto him and he said, Here am I”
When God speaks, many of us are like men
in a fog, we give no answer. Moses’ reply revealed that he was somewhere.
Readiness means a right relationship to God and a knowledge of where we are at
present. We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. The man or woman
who is ready for God and His work is the one who carries off the prize when the
summons comes. We wait with the idea of some great opportunity, something
sensational, and when it comes we are quick to cry – “Here am I.” Whenever
Jesus Christ is in the ascendant, we are there, but we are not ready for an
Readiness for God means that we are ready
to do the tiniest little thing or the great big thing, it makes no difference.
We have no choice in what we want to do, whatever God’s programme may be we are
there, ready. When any duty presents itself we hear God’s voice as Our Lord
heard His Father’s voice, and we are ready for it with all the alertness of our
love for Him. Jesus Christ expects to do with us as His Father did with Him. He
can put us where He likes, in pleasant duties or in mean duties, because the
union is that of the Father and Himself. “That they may be one, even as We are
Be ready for the sudden surprise visits of
God. A ready person never needs to get ready. Think of the time we waste trying
to get ready when God has called! The burning bush is a symbol of everything
that surrounds the ready soul, it is ablaze with the presence of God.