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Devotional for November 12
Jesus Calls Us
Author: Cecil F. Alexander
Scripture: Matthew 6:33-34
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow.
Jesus calls us over the tumult
Of our life’s wild, restless, sea;
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, “Christian, follow Me!”
As of old Saint Andrew heard it
By the Galilean lake,
Turned from home and toil and kindred,
Leaving all for Jesus’ sake.
Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world’s golden store,
From each idol that would keep us,
Saying, “Christian, love Me more!”
In our joys and in our sorrows,
Days of toil and hours of ease,
Still He calls, in cares and pleasures,
“Christian, love Me more than these!”
Jesus calls us! By Thy mercies,
Savior may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all.
Despite all the noise and clamor around us we can still hear Jesus calling us, over the tumult of our life's wild, restless, sea; Day by day His sweet voice soundeth, saying, "Christian, follow Me!" He is calling us to follow Him and share the good news of His love and peace with others. Will we answer His call? Lord, help us put worry aside and walk with confidence and obedience to serve and love Thee best of all.
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