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What does God call us to be? Does God call us to be brave? Does He call us to be strong? The truth is, He calls us to be none of those things. God calls us to be Obedient. Even in the face of persecution, pain, and potentially death, God calls us to trust in Him. In today’s reading we read about Stephen. Stephen was obedient to the point of death. And in the face of death Jesus appeared to him and welcomed him home. In Acts7:59, having been obedient to Jesus’ calling on his life, Stephen is ready to go home, While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, ” Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” When it is our time to go home to Jesus, will be ready? What do we need to do in this life to know we have done all that was asked of us?

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