Have you seen the commercial that says Asheville is calling? If not, here is it. The announcer says,
Asheville’s calling. Will you answer it? Come and explore Asheville and dance to the beat of a different drum.”
Well my cellphone has not received a phone call from Asheville beckoning me to return there, but I yesterday I did receive a phone call form Ghana yesterday. I think Ghana trumps Asheville. Just sayin’.
It was my dear friend, Eddie Nsafoa. He and I minister together when I travel to Ghana. He picks my team up at the airport and he is with us every step of the way until he drops us back at the airport two weeks later. I love his heart for the Lord and for those he loves. Just answering his call brought joy to my heart because I knew I was going to hear something that would encourage me. I would learn something I did not know.
What would I have missed out on if I hadn’t answered his call? What would I have failed to learn?
Each and every day the Lord calls to us. He bids us to come. In Matthew 11:28 He says,
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
He calls us to climb into His lap, drop our worries there and rest in Him. In John 7:37 He says,
If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.”
Not only does He offer us rest, but He will refresh us and fill us. And in Jeremiah 33:3 He says,
Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
He doesn’t only call us, but He promises if we call to Him, He will answer us. That’s a guarantee, and there aren’t many of those in life anymore.
I don’t know if Asheville or Ghana are calling you, but I do know Jesus is calling. Will you answer?
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