"And then teach new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this -- that I am with you always, even to the end of the world" (Matthew 28:20).
When David Livingstone sailed for Africa the first time, a group of his friends accompanied him to the pier to wish him bon voyage.
Concerned for the safety of the missionary, some of his well-wishers reminded him of the dangers which would confront him in the dark land to which he was journeying. One of the men tried to convince him he should remain in England.
Opening his Bible, Livingstone read the six decisive words that had sealed the matter for him long before: "Lo, I am with you always."
Then turning to the man who was especially concerned about his safety, Livingstone smiled before he gave a calm reply.
"That, my friend, is the word of a gentleman," he said. "So let us be going."
For many years, I have visited scores of countries on each continent, each year traveling tens of thousands of miles, as the director of the worldwide ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. What a joy and comfort it is to know that I am never outside of His care! Whether at home or abroad, He is always with me, even to the end of the world. I can never travel so far away that He is not with me.
And so it is with you, if you have placed your trust and faith in Jesus Christ. You have His indwelling Holy Spirit as your constant companion - the one who makes possible the supernatural life that is the right and privilege of every believer. How important that we never lose sight of this truth: He is with us always.
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: Today I am reminded afresh that Jesus, to whom God has given all authority in heaven and earth, is with me; that He will never leave me nor forsake me; that His supernatural power is available to me moment by moment, enabling me to do all that God has called me to do -- if only I will trust and obey Him.
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