Tag: Calling

What would Jesus Do?

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God —Romans 15:7

Our text sets forth a sublime principle, and it will give sublimity to all of life. It is stated elsewhere in similar language, Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17).

This is our high calling, to represent Christ and act in His behalf and in His character and spirit under all circumstances and toward all persons. “What would Jesus do?” is a simple question which will settle every difficulty, and always settle it on the side of love.

But we cannot answer this question rightly without having Jesus Himself in our hearts. We cannot act Christ. This is too grave a matter for acting. We must have Christ and simply be natural and true to the life within us. Then that fife within us will act itself out.

How easy it is to love everyone and see nothing but loveliness, when our hearts are filled with Christ. How every difficulty melts away and everyone we meet seems clothed with the ‘Spirit within us when we are filled with His presence.

by A.B. Simpson

Your Calling Is Your Vocation

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

When I told people at my high school reunion what I was doing, not one of them said, “I always knew you’d end up in ministry.” When I took the test in high school to tell me what my vocation should be – it never said ‘ministry’ – but it should have.

The word vocation comes from the word voc or vocal, as in voice. It comes from a biblical truth. Your vocation is your calling. You’re not supposed to just do ‘something’ in life, you’re supposed to fulfill your calling. You have a calling on your life. It doesn’t come from you. It comes from God. He’s calling you and you have to follow it. It’s okay if your life doesn’t match up with it yet. Your calling is higher than you and often something you wouldn’t expect. You just have to respond, follow the voice of God, and you’ll become that person. You’ll fulfill your true heavenly calling when you follow the Voice, the Word, and the Spirit of God. Follow the voice of His leading and keep following it, today and every day. For your heavenly vocation was given to you by nothing less than the Voice of God.

Today’s Mission – Today, make it your aim to look for, hear, and follow the voice of God’s leading in your life.

by Jonathan Cahn