Open Heaven 12 June 2023: When God Calls You 2
MEMORISE: 2 Timothy 1:9 Who 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.
BIBLE READING: 1 Peter 4:7-11
7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
After God has called you to salvation, the next call He makes to you is to join Him in His agenda to redeem other lost souls across the world. He doesn’t only redeem the world from the altar; He calls people from all walks of life to be His tools for redemption in that area. For example, He can call some people to join Him in politics because He has an agenda to use the political office they will occupy as a tool in redeeming the world.
God is not a Sunday-Sunday God. He is God every single day. Pastors don’t reserve the right to be used by God. As long as you are born again – whether you are in business, arts, entertainment or even fashion, God can use you in that field to redeem the world. He said in Colossians 3:17, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” When you do something in the name of someone, it means that it is not really you doing it but the fellow you are representing.
When you feel God pulling you to work for Him in a certain field of life, then you must ask Him what His agenda is concerning that thing you are to do. Know that in that place where you are, everything you do must be in line with His agenda. That is the only way you can be doing it in His name. Note that you are His representative there and so must not do what He would not if He were there physically Himself.
As a reward for answering the call to join Him in His redemptive work in the world, God makes sure that all things work together for your good. And 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 Once you are called according to His purpose and you answer that call, fulfilling His purpose in your field, all things will begin to work together for your good.
REFLECTION: God’s call to salvation is a call to holiness. If you don’t live holy, you are rejecting the call.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 38-42
Thank you for studying today’s Open Heaven – When God Calls You 2 – written by Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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Open Heaven 12 June 2023