A Call To Someone VS Something 01-30-23

 Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good yes He is good and He is worthy of all of our praise. I praise God that I’m able to endure the things put before me daily and I can’t lose sight of what my primary focus is today. My hope is that all of you grow a little in your knowledge of what you are called to do in the kingdom.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I come before You this morning on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere to profess that I know that You have a plan for our lives. Sometimes, we’re not sure we’re following the right path that will fulfill Your perfect will. I pray that You will give us discernment to make the right choices, and to recognize when You place someone in our lives to give direction and point out truths that will prepare us for the path we are to follow and the circumstances we are to face. Lord, please give us strength, grace and unction from on high to not turn back neither to one side or the other, but to remain focused straight ahead on You. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Called to Someone versus Something

“But the Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name'” (Acts 9:15-16).

I’m passing along this revelation so that we as believers can change our way of thinking about things. Sometimes we as believers can place the idea of calling too much on the things we do versus the One we are called to serve. Take a minute or two to let that sink in. In the bible Paul said that he was “called to be an apostle.” This has made some feel that if we each don’t have a “special call” then we are second class citizens.

Paul saw his calling like any other believer’s call to salvation and obedience. We can’t go against the fact that God did call Paul in a dramatic encounter with the Lord that had broad significance to the rest of the Body of Christ. And, there are assignments that are going to impact the Body of Christ more than others. However, this is not the case for every believer and we should not feel slighted should we not have the same level of call.

Every believer shares the same basic calling with Paul, “as a bondservant of Jesus Christ, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ,” as he says in (Romans 1:6). Paul was saying to the Roman Christians their call was the same as his. They were not all apostles, but they were all “called of Jesus Christ.”

For most of us, God will work out His calling upon our lives in many different and varied ways. Like Paul and the rest of the New Testament Christians, we are all called with the same glorious calling and thus stand as equals before God.

Quote of the Day

Christ died for all men not just the ones you know and like. ~G. E. Sterrett~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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