“He answered, ‘Must I not speak what the Lord puts in my mouth?'” (Numbers 23:12)Balaam’s example here is a great challenge to those of us in ministry. He was offered a huge reward to curse Israel, but here refuses to speak anything that is not from the Lord. Instead, he will only say what God commands him to say. As a missionary, am I that in tune with God’s will for what He wants to say and do through me? In my teaching, preaching and leading, do I listen for His voice or go with my own feelings? Am I willing to follow His leading no matter what the cost, or do give in to outside pressure?
Lord, help me to be faithful to the call You’ve placed on my life. Help me to hear Your voice clearly, and give me the courage to follow. Help me be more bold for You.