Saved us and Called Us

1 Timothy 1 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,  10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Long ago, before the world began, the Lord established a purpose for you and I.  When He saw us trapped in a deep pit, sold as slaves, trapped in bondage, and utterly unable to accomplish His purpose for us, He redeemed us by purchasing us with His own life.  Now you have obtained such great salvation. Now what?

Hebrews 11 8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

After having been fought for by the Lord and delivered by Him, we sit in our cubicle, we stand behind our pulpits, we walk  our beat, we stare at our computers, we do numerous other activities that we call our occupations because these activities occupy our time.  We have a career. We have, as long as the economy is strong, the borders are secure, and our credit is good, a form of security.

But is your soul yawning? Does your heart burn with a dream or passion. A calling?   By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed, not knowing how everything was going to work out.  But he still left and never turned back.

When you decide to fulfill your purpose and calling, others will have an opinion, and they will not hesitate to offer it to you. It is, in their minds, their duty.

Matthew 26:7There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.  8But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?  9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

How much more could you make if you did it the world’s way. How much more ‘successful’. How much more ‘respectable’?

These aren’t questions that should concern us.  Our question is, “Am I obedient?” And, again,  “Have I poured out everything for Christ?”
I don’t know what those answers look like for you.  I don’t know where your road leads. I don’t know what His plan specifically is for you.  But this I do know: You have a purpose and a calling, established in the heart of God long before you were born.  Don’t yawn at your desk  or in your soul because you have compromised a dream in your heart.
If you are a parent, then abide in that calling and glorify God with it.  Train up your children and disciple them in the things of God.
If you are a business man, and God has placed you there,  walk uprightly with integrity.
If you are a civil servant, then serve with humility and compassion.
If you are in authority, than do not lord it over people, but rather give them justice and equity.
If God has told you to go, don’t stay.  If God has told you to stay, don’t go.
This is Paul’s experience in being obedient:   “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,  16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:”   (Galatians 1:15)
You hear God’s call. Now ‘being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he [is] able also to perform”, OBEY. 
And in being obedient, abiding in Christ and letting Christ abide in Him, Paul was able to say ‘we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.’ (Romans 8:28)
When you look in His eyes, I pray your heart has confidence that you gave 100%, and held nothing back from Him who gave so much.
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One response to “Saved us and Called Us”

  1. Michael Sieg says :

    Great word today!! Putting God first no matter where you are in your walk and he will add everything unto you, even change if your not on track!! PTL
    God’s Best Brother love ya

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