What do you do when you realize that God has a calling for your life?
God’s Spirit is living and active today. It is calling His people to action constantly. If only we were all listening and ready to go where and when it calls.
I am going to admit right now that I find it hard to stick to a habit of reading God’s Word everyday. I sometimes find it a chore. It’s hard to understand why I need to constantly be reading it.
However, recently, God has completely reversed my perspective on reading the Bible. I have been reading in Luke about Jesus and His ministry. It never hit me until now how the whole of the New Testament is a call to action. Jesus’ message to every Jew and gentile is that it is no longer the time to focus on keeping the Law of the Old Testament, but to be called to action by the Law of the New Testament.
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
Jesus’ meaning is clear: Hearing and meditation on the Word of God should produce action. This action is the fulfillment of the Word of God. Without action by faith, the Word of God is just that: words.
This made me ask these questions: What action is God calling me to do? Am I constantly listening and meditating on His Word to understand His will for my life? Am I willing to step out in faith and do something crazy if that means I am fulfilling His will?