Wouldn’t it be nice to receive a phone call from God–advising you where to live, whether you should work outside of the home, whether you should marry or remain single, etc.? Although God doesn’t speak audibly to us these days, He doesn’t hide His will for our lives either. This is found in God’s eternal Word, the Bible (Psalm 119:89, 105).
(This post article is also posted in the Gospel Blog by FEBC at http://bit.ly/13Lnbwt.)
Hebrews 4:12 says, “the word of God is living and active.” The Bible isn’t simply a collection of words. It is life-changing through the power of God’s Holy Spirit. In a searching, sincere heart, God’s Word spurs on faith. It penetrates to the core of our moral and spiritual life.
The Greek word of “called” is kletos. This means: invited, ie. appointed. We are invited to participate in God’s plan.
Knowing God’s general will leads to knowing His specific will for our lives. What does God call us to?
The call in God’s Word isn’t a light matter, it requires decisions. God’s work in a person’s life requires a demonstration of trust in His character and promises. His call often brings discomfort at first. Just as an athlete must train if she wants to win, likewise God’s call pushes us spiritually. But we will be the better for it, not only now, but for eternity. And, His rewards are unrivaled.
My next post will center on salvation.
Food for thought:
- Do you believe in a heaven and hell? If so, where will you go? Why?
- If you died today and stood before God, and He asked you, “Why should I let you into my heaven?” What would you say?