FAITH CAPSULE: What must be done to serve God’s calling?
Among “must-do” to serve God’s calling is:
To be able to hear and see in the word (light) of God.
Consciously or unconsciously, do you know what is it that is holding you from serving in the calling of God over your life?
Have you given yourself to worldly materials or activities that is taking many down and not able to serve God?
So, what is it that you must do to come out of “worldly tying down agent” to serve God?
TO HEAR AND SEE IN THE WORD (LIGHT) OF GOD
The ability to hear and see in the word of God will set one to serve God’s calling.
Saul of Tarsus (Apostle Paul) was on his way to wreak havoc on the disciples of the Lord in Damascus when he heard and saw in God’s word which set him for what must be done for him to serve God.
Acts 9:1-5 records, “Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. 4 Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. [a]It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”
Saul of Tarsus heard and saw in the word of God to gain knowledge and understanding of Jesus that set him to serve in the calling of God upon his life.
Bible records Saul’s response to Jesus: “So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” (Acts 9:6) It was after Saul’s answer that changed his name to Paul; he received instruction from Jesus that made him serve God.
For you, think and act on WHAT MUST BE DONE TO SERVE GOD’S CALLING.
Pray the prayer of wisdom and knowledge as prayed in Colossians 1:9-10, “…ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
It is not any man’s choice not to serve God, but it is the will of God and His calling for all man to live life for the glory of God and not to live a life of waste!
Prayer for today: Ask God to enable you to live life for His glory.