Tag: Call

The Call of the Natural Life

Oswald Chambersby Oswald Chambers

When it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me… —Galatians 1:15-16

The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize what I truly desire to do for Him. The call of God is an expression of His nature; the service which results in my life is suited to me and is an expression of my nature. The call of the natural life was stated by the apostle Paul— “When it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him [that is, purely and solemnly express Him] among the Gentiles….”

Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion. But strictly speaking, there is no call to that. Service is what I bring to the relationship and is the reflection of my identification with the nature of God. Service becomes a natural part of my life. God brings me into the proper relationship with Himself so that I can understand His call, and then I serve Him on my own out of a motivation of absolute love. Service to God is the deliberate love-gift of a nature that has heard the call of God. Service is an expression of my nature, and God’s call is an expression of His nature. Therefore, when I receive His nature and hear His call, His divine voice resounds throughout His nature and mine and the two become one in service. The Son of God reveals Himself in me, and out of devotion to Him service becomes my everyday way of life.

by Oswald Chambers

 

The Rabbi’s Call To The Disciples

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In John 1, two rabbinical students started following the rabbi Yeshua from Nazareth; Jesus. He asked them, “What do you want?” They replied to him, “Rabbi, where are you staying” He answered, “Come and you’ll see.” He didn’t say, “look and then if you like, come.” The secret of seeing the blessings of God are hidden in these words, “Come and you’ll see.” Come regardless of what you don’t know, come before you see, and come without conditions. Too many believers are waiting to see before they come. But His words to the disciples are this: come and then you will see. Come and then you’ll know. Obey, then you’ll see. Stop sitting around waiting for God to prove everything to you. Stop requiring that God shows you everything before you walk in faith, because that isn’t faith at all. Come before you see, and then you’ll see the blessing, the love, the miracle, the joy, the healing, and the life God has for you. Just step out in faith and follow the footsteps of Messiah. That’s His promise to you. But you have to come…and then you’ll see.

Today’s Mission – Today, follow the footsteps of Messiah, step out in faith, take new ground, and you’ll see the life God has for you.

by Jonathan Cahn