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Listen. Do you hear it? The Spirit is inviting you into God’s Story.

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The voice said to me: Human one, stand on your feet, and I’ll speak to you. As he spoke to me, a wind came to me and stood me on my feet, and I heard someone addressing me. He said to me: Human one, I’m sending you to the Israelites, a traitorous and rebellious people. They and their ancestors have been rebelling against me to this very day. I’m sending you to their hardheaded and hard-hearted descendants, and you will say to them: The Lord God proclaims. Whether they listen or whether they refuse, since they are a household of rebels, they will know that a prophet has been among them.

Ezekiel 2:1-5

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Think

When I felt called by God into full-time ministry, I was not quite sure what the outcome would be. I was nervous that the call was too great or too daunting for me to take on. I was scared it would be too hard, too difficult to answer on my own. But the comforting part of difficult calls on our lives is that we are not alone.

As the Spirit was with Ezekiel in his call, so the Spirit of God is with us as we hear the call and respond. The call may seem impossible, we may feel inadequate, but God is with us and guiding us each step of the way. God calls people to hard things. But we find peace in knowing that God is with us in these difficult spaces, carrying burdens with us and walking alongside us throughout the story. Will you trust God, the author of life?

Anna Beth Mann

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Pray

Spirit of God, fill me with the peace only you can give. Grant me the comfort only you can. No matter what call you invite me into, may I trust you to guide me along the way. Amen.

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Go

Go today with eyes to see God, ears to hear God, and a heart to answer God’s call.

Know your story matters and you are a part of the greater story written by the Author of Life.

Anna Beth Mann

Anna Beth Mann is currently serving as this summer’s Director of the PASSPORT Youth team, having graduated this past May with her Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas. After camp, she hopes to serve in youth ministry, while also preparing to move to North Carolina after she and her fiancé get married this fall.

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