Live a Life Worthy of Your Calling

I don’t know about you, but I can’t say that I always follow this exhortation from Paul in my life. I WANT to live a life worthy of the calling I have received. I WANT to be completely humble and gentle. I WANT to be patient toward others…especially toward others who may try my patience. And I WANT to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

I would say that most of us desire that kind of life. But, if you are like me, as soon as difficult circumstances arise… I find it difficult to get myself out of the way and live the life I am called to live.

I start to focus on everything I lack. I focus on my weaknesses. I judge my words and my actions and I come up short. Very short. It is during these times that I press into the Lord and open myself to receive what He so lovingly offers to us.

He gives us His strength for our weakness. He takes away our lack and gives us everything we need to go forward into our calling. He lifts us up when we fall and sets our feet on the right path. He walks beside us in our journey and is there with us in everything we face. Thank You, Lord!!

So! With the Lord’s help, I will continue to press into living a life worthy of the calling I have received. Will you join me?

A Fire in my Bones!

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Sometimes I will be talking to someone and the Lord will give me a Word for them. It will be a Word of encouragement…a Word of calling forth what He has purposed for them.

Sometimes it will be a Word directly from the Bible and sometimes it will be a Word from His heart to theirs.

This can happen one-on-one or it can happen in a group situation when I am teaching, preaching, or giving a message.

It can happen when I am walking into a store and the Lord will show me someone He wants me to go to and speak His love for them. I can choose to walk away and not be obedient to His call…but His Word stirring within me is indeed like a fire burning in my bones!

It also happens when I am on social media. I can be looking at a photo and the Lord will speak a Word to me as I’m looking at it. This happened recently with an “eagle photo” a friend of mine posted. I will be writing a post with this Word soon.

Also, many times as I’m writing a comment or a private message to someone…the Lord will begin to speak a specific Word to them that I find myself typing. It’s not planned…it just flows forth.

Ahhhhh Lord! Continue to speak Your Word through me!! Continue to breathe on the fire that is within me and make it burn brighter! I am forever Yours, Almighty God!!

FEAR NOT!

 

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On this last day of 2015, as I put away the old, I will be praying for the NEW that I know is coming!  Can you feel it yet?

I believe that we will see some major changes in the Church.  I believe that the Lord will be calling us to make some hard decisions in the coming months.  Do we really believe what we say we believe?  Are we ready to be bold and break out of the comfortable routine that we have enjoyed?  Can we accept new ideas; new plans; new perspectives?  Are we REALLY willing to let God be God and follow HIS leading wherever that may take us?

I hear the Lord saying, “FEAR NOT!”  May we trust that as He takes us into a New Year…a New Season…we will not fear!!  Let us follow our CHAMPION into the unknown!  Knowing that He KNOWS ALL and He already has the VICTORY!!  Let us take up His Banner of Love and step where He steps!!  Arise, Beloved of God, and get ready for that next step!!

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