Heeding God’s Call
One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind
and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
I press toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV
It is vitally important that you heed God’s call. In John 15:16, Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last” (NIV). In other words, you have been called by Christ, and now, it is up to you to decide precisely how you will answer. Have you already found your special calling? If so, you’re a very lucky man. If not, keep searching and keep praying until you discover it. And remember this: God has important work for you to do—work that no one else on earth can accomplish but you.
The place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. - Frederick Buechner, 100 Days of Prayer
Faith does not concern itself with the entire journey. One step is enough. - Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
When you become consumed by God’s call on your life, everything will take on new meaning and significance. You will begin to see every facet of your life, including your pain, as a means through which God can work to bring others to Himself. - Charles Stanley
The Bible teaches that God has considered man a working partner. - Billy Graham
Heavenly Father, You have called me to Your kingdom work, and I acknowledge that calling. In these quiet moments before this busy day unfolds, I come to You. I will study Your Word and seek Your guidance. Give me the wisdom to know Your will for my life and the courage to follow wherever You may lead me, today and forever. Amen