"And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son." Genesis 22:13
IN JESUS TODAY!
In God's thicket! Are you being called by God to fulfill a need? Maybe God needs a Pastor in your city, or in a certain village, or a missionary in an urban town, or one that encourages others in a hospital, or a leader in a factory, and on and on. God needs people that are willing to serve. We can serve him willingly or we can be like this ram, caught in his thicket! When God catches us, there is no way out! God will have his way, it is better to surrender than to fight or resist him. Yea, so maybe you have been caught by God's thicket, what should you do? Listen to what Jesus says, "And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men." Luke 5:10 Now it may seem uncomfortable to be caught in God's thicket, but the truth is when we are caught by God we are free, free to catch men, free to serve, and free to love! How shall we attempt to free ourselves when we are caught in his thicket? We are already free, free from the sin of the world, free from corruption and disgrace, free from condemnation and free from the curse. When we fight against this thicket we only tire ourselves, and hurt ourselves, but when we surrender to God's purpose for our life then we experience true freedom, joy, and happiness, as it is written,
"I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1 Be caught in God's thicket and allow yourself to be free to serve!