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  • Writer's picture~Kimberly Oden

How Might Lives Change (Including Mine) If I Marched 1st When God Calls?

Today is March 1st. As I opened my One Year Bible to the page, this thought surfaced:

What would my life look like if I marched first, without hesitation or question, when God calls?

I have witnessed dear friends do this over & over & then seen how favor seems to follow. Hear my heart-I don’t think it’s a do-this-to-get-that mindset, but rather a Kingdom-minded principle that has a do-this-SO-that effect on today AND in the Kingdom come!

Mark 10 tells of a man who runs to Jesus & falls to the ground breathless before Him to ask:

What must I do to inherit eternal life?

Jesus tells him all of the things he must NOT & ends with a command to honor his parents.

I can only imagine the man’s excitement as he replies, “I’ve obeyed ALL these commands since I was young!”

Then, v22 tells us that Jesus looked at the man with genuine love (I can almost feel the pause in the air) & He says, “There's still one thing you haven’t done. Go & sell everything, give your money to the poor. Then come, follow me.”

Upon hearing this, the man’s face fell for he was very rich. Then he went away sad.

Marching first when Jesus gives clarity can feel like a camel squeezing through the eye of a needle-at least that’s the gist of what Jesus said.

And yet a few sentences later, He also says this: 

“Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”

I’m not sure what you are facing today. Maybe you have an unction to do something that has impossible plastered all over it, but deep down, you know it’s the Holy Spirit telling you to “go” into the land of impossibility?

I’m facing this very thing😬 I’ve got a decision to make & it will require a bit of sacrifice & a whole lotta faith!

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be like the man who obeyed all of the “must nots”, only to miss the mark in sadness because the “must” feels impossible!

Father, sometimes You ask us to do things that are humanly impossible, but with You ALL things are possible!

Thank you for the times You call us to march first, without hesitation or reservation, as it provides the perfect opportunity for our faith to grow & for Kingdom impact, here as it is in heaven!

LEVITICUS 24:1-25:46

MARK 10:13-31

PSALM 44:9-26

PROVERBS 10:20-21

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