What do I mean by calling? For the moment, let’s say, simply, the calling is the truth, that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are everything we do everything we have invested with a special devotion and dynamism, lived out as a response to his summons and service.
We beleive not only in "calling," we believer there must be a "Caller."
The beauty of believing in the Caller is that it enables us to know that we can understand our calling in light of what we know about him.
The Caller: he enabled us to respond to his voice when he:
He called us from sin
He called us to himself
He called us for bearing fruit
The Caller sees you as an individual. He’s also your Creator.
Your uniqueness, your exception and precious, significant and free to respond. “I have called you be name.” Isaiah 43:1
This is not a call on a PA system at a public school.
He enables us to hear his voice. John 10:27 says, " My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me."
Responding to the call of God means daring to engage him in a conversation and a partnership which results in you not only understanding your identity, but realizing that who you are is a dynamic, constantly growing process.
He is drawing us into a version of our true selves, a version which continues to unfurl, learn, and become that which the Father ordained for us in the first place. Our confidence in his faithfulness makes us progressively more brave. As we lose our fear, we become increasingly, loving and secure.
As we respond to the Call of the Caller today, choose to trust that He is faithful to disclose his will. He's not hiding. He continually calls us into deeper relationship with him. This is the primary calling..to know him, love him and enjoy him. We learn to abide. The secondary response having to do with our activity, vocation or work, is also "calling" but it's secondary. It's vital that we first understand that he loving us, and our loving him in return is everything!
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