August 15 – What Is Your Divine Calling?

2:227 – What Is Your Divine Calling?

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There has probably been a time in your life where you wonder what your supposed to do. I know I do constantly.

I have the privilege of serving on our church’s committee to call a new associate pastor. Getting a new pastor is called a Divine Call. Basically, we are listening to God and doing his work in getting the right person for the job. This isn’t a job interview as the person doesn’t apply but is called by God.

While most of us aren’t pastors, did you know that we all have a Divine Calling? God wants us to do great things as part of his plan.

Scripture
  • It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.Ephesians 1:11-12 (MSG)
  • But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.Exodus 9:16
  • And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
Reflection

Often when we talk about the Gospel, we focus on Jesus’s sacrifice, salvation, and his love of us. Because through faith, we are saved. What we don’t talk about much, is how we have a Divine Calling. God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, have been watching us since before we were born. He called us according to his purpose. Before we even knew Him, he had a plan for us. When we read the scriptures, it’s easy to see that God is talking about someone else. But, in Exodus, we see that we, as individuals, we raised up for his purpose.

The Word isn’t talking about other people but you. You have a Divine Calling for his work. There are no committees, no call for names, no votes. Your calling is between you and the Lord.

I’m blessed that we have this calling. It’s daunting and exciting. The Creator of the Universe, has chosen me for a Divine purpose. What is yours?

Charge

Today’s charge isn’t about what your Divine Calling is, but about accepting you have one. You are valuable to the Lord. He has called you. Pray to Him. He will not only convince you, that you are his and have a calling but over time will reveal that to you.

Prayer

Heavenly God, thank you for our Divine Calling. Help us to remember that you love us, have specifically called us, and want us to be your disciples. Keep us from getting in our own way and letting sin keep us way from you. Give us the patience and strength to keep to your plan, be mindful of our calling, and always be yours. In your name, Amen.

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