“[Jesus] called the twelve apostles, sent them out two by two, and gave them authority over evil spirits. He instructed them to take nothing along on the trip except a walking stick. They were not to take any food, a traveling bag, or money in their pockets. They could wear sandals but could not take along a change of clothes” (Mark 6:7-9 God’s Word©).

If we take nothing with us, we cannot base our faith action on our resources. For example, if we have money saved for three months, we may limit the response to our call into mission to a limited timetable. If our car will only take us 100 kilometres, we won’t consider a call of God that is twice that distance.

Human response begins with an inventory of our own resources, skills and expectations.

Consider Moses, for example (Exodus 3-4). When God called him he found reason after reason to suggest God got it wrong. God answered each one. And then Moses fulfilled the call.

Like everyone else I have a role to play spiritually. It doesn’t help my work to know the plans God has for evangelists in Australia, Pastors in Tanzania, doctors in Liberia or seminary teachers in the Philippines!

God gives each of us all we need to do our job, not someone else’s. Why is enough not enough?

The only way to do God’s will is to DO God’s will.

Take nothing, except Christ, and that’s enough. Or is it everything?