Glenn’s Meal 12-21-14

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Good day to ya and praise the Lord for mercy and grace. Today we are going to get a little clarity on callings. I speak with a lot of people to talk about their calling and have no idea what God really called them to be. Let this spur on some soul searching and pressing into the word to find one’s self.

Today’s Prayer

Father, our payer today is that our faith would be so steady and pure that we could move mountains, like JESUS said, “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him” (Mark 11:23). We pray that You would help us to believe, when doubt creeps into our heads. Lord, please forgive our unbelief and help us. We pray that whatever we ask for in prayer, whatever is biblical, that we will receive it. I thank You now for hearing and answering our prayer. Be glorified, oh Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Special Callings

Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which GOD has called him. 1 Corinthians 7:17a – 1 Thessalonians 5:24

Each of us is called to relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called by Him, to Him, and for Him. Once we enter that relationship with Christ, we are called into the physical expression of that relationship. This is where our vocations are manifested as a result, not as an end in themselves.

Additionally, there are examples of special callings in the Bible in which individuals have a direct communication from God to do a specific task for Him. Moses, Paul, Peter, and many others had direct communication about what God was calling them to do. Not everyone receives this “special” calling. This is not to say God is not personal with each of us. Some have had extraordinary supernatural encounters with God that led to their calling being specific to a task ordered by God. All of us have been called to follow Christ and live our lives in obedience to Him. Many of us have a sense to go in one direction or another based on our life experiences and giftedness. This, too, is God’s calling.

Calling goes beyond our work and includes our relationships to others: our wives, our children, our neighbors-and our coworkers. We must remember this in order that our “work calling” does not become elevated at the expense of the other important aspects of our lives. This is the holistic approach to the gospel in which God made all of life equally important.

Therefore, the next time someone says, “I was called into the ministry” or “I am in full-time Christian work,” stop him/her and tell him/her we are all in full-time Christian work. There is no secular and religious in the economy of God. I have a friend who often says, “I am a servant of the living GOD masquerading as a school teacher.” So, too, are you first a servant of the living God.

Quote of the Day

When I look at Jesus’ warm and intimate friendships, my heart fills with praise that Jesus was…a man. A man of flesh-and-blood reality. His heart felt the sting of sympathy. His eyes glowed with tenderness. His arms embraced. His lips smiled. His hands touched. Jesus was male! Jesus invites us to relate to him as the Son of Man. And because he is fully man, we can relate to Jesus with affection and love.

Joni Erickson Tada

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

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