God has a way of calling upon us to do something in His name that is unmistakable. We know it is Him calling. We know that we know. There is peace and no doubt; there is surety and no fear. His love for us is such that we trust Him for wherever He is leading us. We know we need to call upon Him for each and every step.
When we call upon the name of the Lord, something happens. When we call upon the names of other people, nothing happens unless they are led by God to connect with our purpose. When the Lord leads us to call upon them, we can rest assured of positive results. You ask the Lord for His ability, His wisdom and His understanding. We call upon God with confidence because He is the one who called us. We did not choose Him, He chose us. He placed His hand upon us and now we keep our hand in His.
Whatever we ask our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, we receive that He may be glorified. We will never get a disconnected message, a busy signal or be placed on hold. We can trust we will get an answer that surpasses our expectations. Oh, how the Lord is waiting for us to call upon Him, from glory to glory!
John 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
When we are called out by God, we are always on call. At any time we can expect God to call upon us to be on duty to Him. Unexpected things will come up. Even though we might not feel able to do what comes our way, we remain available for what God calls us to, for His glory.
Because we are on call, we cannot be involved in a situation that would hinder us from responding to God’s instructions. We are strong in setting boundaries because we need to be ready at all times. We are waiting for His assignment to come at any moment. We are waiting for His call, for the phone to ring, for someone to step into our path. Everywhere we go, whether on our job, with our family, or even at the grocery store, we stand out because we’re called out. Everywhere we stand, is our pulpit.
Because it is God who called us out to be on call, we can trust that He will bring unction for every function. For every person or circumstance that comes our way, it’s God who calls things out of us because He called us out. There is something inside us He wants to call upon for such a time as this. Let’s trust Him as we step into His call, from glory to glory!
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
If we are a child of God, we are called by God. To be called means to be summoned. The Lord has summoned us and is sending us forth as His vessels of glory. The calling is to be believed and received. Truly, it unfolds by His grace.
First and foremost, when we are born again, we are called out. We are called out of our past, our old habits, our mistakes and what we used to be. We are translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. We are summoned out of the old into the new; out of despair, into hope; out of blindness, into sight; out of war, into peace; out of rejection, into acceptance. At the same time we are called out, God calls us into all that we are and have in Him. With God, there is no calling out without being called into something divine. There is no going back. Everything the Lord does is to bring us closer to Him.
He calls off everything in our life that might be a hindrance to what He is calling us to. The specifics might be unknown, but the call is loud and clear. He uses situations in our life to get us to call upon Him in new ways. He then answers with a reassurance of the call on our lives. We are called by God, from glory to glory!
1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The way we see ourselves, or the way others see us, cannot compare with how God sees us. Fortunately, God leads us to see ourselves the way He sees us: as perfect, flawless, beautiful pearls. He knows we belong to Him and He’s very protective of us; He loves to shower us with His love; He loves to hang out with us; and He’s rejoicing because we have answered the call to spend time with Him. We spend time with Him and call upon His name because we want to hear from Him.
If we have ever emphasized something negative about ourselves, we know it increased the focus on the negative, and all the wonderful attributes we have hidden. If, for example, we have a zit on our face, we notice it…though nobody else does…until we mention it. Then it seems to grow and everyone seems to talk about it. Additionally, the moment we speak forth a negative, we think about ourselves and we bring attention to it. The negative words could be related to our work, our looks, our ways, or anything pertaining to us that we believe to be true. The enemy wants to use words to belittle us, so God’s word must be our focus.
We learn to hear God’s voice instead of other voices by spending time in His word. We cannot question the potter in regards to the clay. With a grateful heart, we praise Him for we are His workmanship. We walk in our divine identity, from glory to glory!
Psalm 139:14 “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”
Everything we do for God we do in the name of Jesus. As our character is being transformed into His image, we are growing from level to level in our ability to join with Him. We keep our eyes on the Lord, not ourselves. We realize that apart from Him, we can do nothing; but because we are a part of Him, all things are possible.
Sometimes we see how people trust in the name of an organization and walk with great confidence because the organization is backing them. It helps them to feel strong and secure because they are part of the organization and share in the influence of the name. How much greater should be our confidence in the Lord as we move in His name: His glory is our guard; His presence backs us up; we are surrounded by angels; the Spirit of Christ is upon us. With the authority we have in Christ, we pray for others and command all hindrances to their victory be removed.
We know that it’s not what we have that we use in His name, but what He has given us. We don’t know everything we need to know, but we trust that Almighty God is going to bring out of us what is needed as we walk in His name, from glory to glory!
Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”