Accepting God’s call requires courage to follow. It’s normal to feel fear and self-doubt, but ultimately God knows we can handle the calling that God places on our hearts.

Are you listening for God’s call? Prepare yourself today to hear and respond!

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When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

Exodus 3:4-5

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“What made him Moses,” Barbara Brown Taylor once wrote, “was his willingness to turn aside.” When I think about this familiar story I sometimes wonder, what if Moses had received a text right before he came upon that lit-up bush? Would he have looked up? Or what if Moses had been running late for an appointment? Would he have kept going and missed the message that would change his life forever?

Our world tells you that if you want to be successful, then stay the course, put your blinders on and don't look back. Update your status along the way, but don't stop until you reach your destination. Yet God's call often presents itself most clearly when we make the choice to go off the beaten path, to try something new, to let our minds and hearts wander, to observe stillness in the midst of everyday chaos. Extraordinary things happen when people stop to pay attention to God's creative and mysterious presence.

Grier Richards

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Help me, Lord, to turn aside in the midst of my everyday chaos and turn instead towards you. Amen.

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God’s presence and call often show up in unexpected places and at surprising times. We should all be changed by God’s presence each time we encounter God. Have you sensed God asking you to do something differently in your life? Have the courage to say YES!

Be the presence of Christ today as you give back and share your life with others.

Grier Booker Richards

Grier Richards is one of the campus ministers for Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Greensboro, and is the parish associate for young adult ministry at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro, North Carolina. Grier loves to run, cook, listen to her husband, Rich, play music, and play with her two-year-old son, Olsen.

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