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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, September 13, 2019.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
It is funny how you get used to things. Not too long ago my wife and I received a digital assistant for our home. So whenever we need something we just call her name and ask for it. If we need a kitchen timer we call her name and she gives us the time. If we need to know the weather, we call her name and she gives us the weather. If we need a movie time, we call her name and she gives is a movie time. We became so accustomed to being able to call her name and ask for things that we got multiple digital assistants so that no matter where we were in the house we could call her name and get access to whatever we needed. It was great until it wasn’t.
My wife and I have gotten so accustomed to having our digital assistant around that we just mindlessly depend on her for what we need. The problem that this created is that she is not always there. When the internet goes down in the house, no assistant. When the power is out, no assistant. But worst of all, when we travel, no assistant. My wife and I found ourselves in a hotel room calling for our digital assistant and wondering why she didn’t answer. We had become so accustomed to her always being there that it didn’t occur to us that when we left home, she was no longer there to help us.
One of the joys of the Lord is that he promises to always be there. When we commit ourselves to do the work and the will of the Lord, he commits himself to always be there. He commits to being there in good times and bad times. His commitment is not contingent on internet access or the availability of power. Most of all, no matter where you go, He is always there. So never be afraid to call on the name of the Lord, for those doing his will, he promises that he will always be there.