OUR GOD CALLS AND EMPOWERS

These days all I need to do is look at a sunrise or sunset and I feel GOD calling me.  It’s as if HE says: “I did this for you.  Follow me.”

I think we need to daily examine where GOD is calling us.  So what has HE recently called you to do?

Because scripture tells us that we are all called!  And Paul said this to the Church…….

1 CORINTHIANS 1: 2 “I AM WRITING TO GOD’S CHURCH IN CORINTH TO YOU WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED BY GOD TO BE HIS OWN HOLY PEOPLE.  HE MADE YOU HOLY BY MEANS OF CHRIST JESUS.”

We can be called but not listen……..we can be called and never act.  We can listen and ignore.  We can know and not be fruitful.  How are we called today?  Are we being intentional about our call?

What we do find when we are called, is that we are mere humans and we feel powerless.  But what we don’t realize is that with JESUS we are very much empowered! 

When called, when we act, when we trust, we are bold in CHRIST and for HIS mission.

ROMANS 11: 36 “FOR EVERYTHING COMES FROM HIM AND EXISTS BY HIS POWER AND IS INTENDED FOR HIS GLORY.”

Some of us are called for big things, others for small.  Some are called for ministry in a foreign land, some are called to minister right in their own homes.  But however we are called, we must act on it, because ignoring the call if you think about it……..is a sin.

We can’t think, well, I will get to that tomorrow, because tomorrow may never come!  The point is: we all are called and let’s not reject that call otherwise GOD will do this…….

PSALM 81:12 “SO I GAVE THEM OVER TO THEIR STUBBORN HEARTS TO FOLLOW THEIR OWN PLANS.”

GOD sees that we want our own plans, everyday and in every way.  But when we surrender our stubbornness, our pride and follow HIM, then JESUS empowers and guides us in HIS strength.

HE gives us exactly what we need at exactly the right time……..even when we are powerless!  How often did JESUS say: follow me!  I want to be like those who dropped what they were doing and to go!  But I have to listen and pay attention to HIS callings for me…….forgive me LORD for all the times I have ignored YOUR calling!

1 CORINTHIANS 7: 17 “ONLY LET EACH PERSON LEAD THE LIFE THAT THE LORD HAS ASSIGNED TO HIM, AND TO WHICH GOD HAS CALLED HIM.”

Our lives are assignments, a testimony to our faith in the ONE who died for our sins.  Our calling displays our faith in JESUS CHRIST.  Someone around us is watching us, watching how we live, watching our words and actions.  Accept HIS call for you, because HIS call is better than anything else on earth!  Ask HIM to show you, to direct you and to empower you in your call.  HE supplies everything you will need……..just ask and trust with all your heart!  Your call is your life lived abundantly through HIM and in HIM.  It is HIS gift for you.

2 CORINTHIANS 6: 1 “AS GOD’S PARTNERS WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT.”

 

 


6 thoughts on “OUR GOD CALLS AND EMPOWERS

  1. I love this! Absolute truth: sin of omission. When God calls us, we are to obey.
    This can be anywhere, any time in our lives. Sometimes we think it’s only for the things that seem out of the ordinary (i.e., “Go speak to that homeless man and invite him to dinner at your house.”)
    But just as important are the daily, moment-by-moment calls to pay attention to our spouse, to really listen to our children, to drop what we have on our personal schedule and minister to someone in our sphere.
    When we obey, in all the details, we give glory to God, we bless others, and we receive blessings from God.

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