Who is Calling?

Who is Calling?

Have we ever had a boss, principal, teacher, or pastor call us into their office? When they did, we thought, “This can’t be good. What have I done wrong?” These thoughts came from the lies satan speaks to make us expect the worst instead of the best. We learn to rebuke fear, trust and expect the best, because of God’s call upon our lives! 

God calls us in when we spend more and more time in worship; when we are so intimate in our prayer time with Him that all else becomes invisible; when He has specific instructions to give us for what He wants us to do. The Spirit of God gently tugs on our hearts until we stop long enough to pay attention to His calling. His guiding light never turns off. Hallelujah!

Even in situations where others might call us in to give us bad news, God will somehow turn it around. The next time someone calls us in, let’s ask, Lord I wonder what you are working on in my life!  We can expect the outcome to be glorious. In all situations, we can depend on God’s calling to supersede all others as He takes us, from glory to glory! 

Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

 

 

 

The Seed

The Seed

As a child of God, we have a giving heart. God will give us seeds to plant when it is our desire. He provides us with the means to sow repeatedly when we plant in obedience to His leading. God so blesses the seed cast into the ground that it brings forth sufficiency for our current and future needs.

We do not keep a seed where we can see it, but plant it trusting that God gives the increase. We can rest assured the harvest is coming. Between sowing and reaping, we do not grow weary in well-doing. We co-labor with God in caring for the field with joy and expectation of great increase. This pertains to the seeds we sow, and to us.  We are seeds God has planted in the world.

The Holy Spirit is being poured out for a great harvest. The enemy has been battling the seeds planted for God’s glory, but he cannot stop what our God is bringing to pass. The incorruptible seed of the Word of God planted in us brings forth fruits of righteousness in every area of our lives. It surely will not return to God void, from glory to glory! 

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.”

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Safe?

Safe?

A positive outlook often becomes difficult when unexpected trials increase. The tardiness of a loved one stirs up worry and anxiety. A negative doctor’s report quickly brings thoughts of possible death. Even a high school graduate can hesitate at the pursuit of a higher education because of uncertainty about what the future holds. Jesus is our only hope.

How can we walk in safety in an unsafe world? In certainty, in the midst of uncertainty? In love, in the midst of hate? In peace, in the midst of despair? How can we remain stable in the midst of so much instability? Without a sense of security, we easily give way to doubt and fear. Jesus enables us to remain unshakable.

When we turn to the Lord, we find He becomes a shelter we can count on in all circumstances. We can rest secure in His loving care. As our focus stays on Him, our security in Him grows. Our insecurities disappear as we see Him appear in our time of need. How faithful is our God!  We look back on God’s protection in unsafe situations and trust Him, from glory to glory! 

Psalms 61:3-4 “For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.”

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