And He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece.
9 Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, 10 nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.
How much do you trust the Lord to provide for you? when He asks something of you, are you willing to say “Yes, Lord” and go do it?
If you answer no, don’t feel bad. That is the response of most of us, myself included.
However, last year, I finally said yes. I left a high-paying job to respond to his command. I actually heard the Lord tell me to go somewhere else, and I did. I now make half my old salary, but I still have all of my financial responsibilites. However, I’ve yet to worry about paying my bills and keeping food on our table.
When Jesus sent the twelve disciples out, he told them to take nothing with them. Jesus was telling them to trust Him.
The Pulpit Commentary says this about the passage:
‘Go forth in the simplest, humblest manner, with no hindrances to your movements, and in perfect faith” – Pulpit Commentary
Are we willing to do this? Follow His command and go forth humbly and in perfect faith?
In Proverbs, we are asked to trust God and not ourselves.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
I’m being called to move and I plan to do so. This was another decision that I fought for quite some time, but I plan to go forth humbly and in perfect faith.
Be blessed and take that leap of faith!