"Life is Calling My Name!" (John 11:43) Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"
Just as Jesus stood outside the tomb and specifically called Lazarus by name to come forth, we too must hear and obey the call of our names. We must get busy living instead of dying because we can't stay there, wrapped and tangled all up. We must not only come forth, but be loosed so we can keep it moving. A premature death is not in the plan of God, but purpose certainly is and calls us loudly. And superceeding individual purposes is the great commission purpose of winning souls. Lazarus' response to his name being called awake from the dead resulted in many, many Jews turning to Christ.
Life is calling you by name from out of a deep sleep. It's time to arise and let the whole world know that you know who Your Savior is and that you are convinced of His power. When life calls your name with the command to come out of the cave and leave the graveclothes behind, what will you answer? What will your feet vote be? Selah.
Jesus we need to hear Your voice. Speak Lord Your good and perfect will today. Amen.