“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” – Billy Graham
If you were told that God was going to call you sometime today, would you be excited or scared? Would you let the call go straight through to voicemail, or would you answer Him right away?
The truth is that likely He has called on each of us already. Romans 8:28 reads “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” Now, perhaps it’s not the same as a phone call…except that it is a very personal message directly to you from God.
The call of God is your life mission, the one He gave you when He created you. Don’t confuse your calling with your career. Maybe you’re called to be a teacher, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be in a classroom. Or you may be called to be a writer, but that doesn’t mean you’ll work in journalism or even become a novelist.
Your calling is far more significant than any job. It is an all-encompassing mission that rests at the center of your life and should influence everything you do. Throughout the Bible we find how God called on people to fulfill a special mission; folks like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Mary, Peter and Paul. They each had a unique roll that supported His ultimate plan to redeem humanity.
It was Paul who tells us that God has called you and I to an equally important task. “My prayer is that light will flood your hearts and that you will understand the hope that was given to you when God chose you. Then you will discover the glorious blessings that will be yours together with all of God’s people” – Romans 1:18
The greatest of those glorious blessings is our intimate relationship with God; so let’s focus on Him…eager to listen and learn what our calling is today.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis
…just something to think about