Sunday, October 17, 2010

The True Calling of Believers Can Not Be Boxed In

The calling for a believer of God is different for everyone. The blessings and suffering that believers endure or receive vary as well. But all should never be ashamed of the calling. The calling of believers is to magnify God at all times.

This is not done by our strength, or by acting holy- but by making time daily to read at least one verse in the Bible. And then asking God to magnify and manifest his power through our situations and weaknesses daily. Jesus did it consistently.

The calling of a believer can not be boxed in because it is a call into the supernatural realm of the possibilities of God. Faith can’t be contained, power can’t be packed, and the love of God can not be put in a sachet. The call of the believer is to destroy the chains of life situations- and to exude God’s supernatural breakthroughs and freedom-by FAITH.

Some people are ashamed to tell the world that God has blessed them or ashamed to publicly call upon God in the midst of strife or stress. I heard a Christian pastor say that Christian faith and Christian practice must befriend each other. Well that is what I believe the true calling of God entails. Openly practicing the faith of God to lead others to a relationship with our loving heavenly creator.

At times our faith can become weak, but according to Romans 16:25(Amplified Bible) “Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and the preaching of concerning Jesus Christ the messiah…” No need to worry God will strength your faith to stand on his word and promises.

Lawyers practice law and Medical Doctors practice medicine- why, because it is an ongoing journey in which they get better and stronger in training. When an Attorney or Doctor needs assistance with a challenging case, they seek wisdom and guidance from more experienced colleagues.

Jesus of Nazareth obeyed the call of God. He was anointed “…..with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10-38. KJV). Jesus accepted all the responsibities and consequences that follow the calling of God-and he was never ashamed of his assignment for God.

Apostles Peter and Paul remind us of this fact as believers in God. Peter states “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” (1st Peter 4-16. KJV). Paul states “ But in all things approving ourselves a s the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,….in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labour, in watching, in fastings, .. by pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, … by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,…by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; …as unknown, and yet well known; as dying and, behold, we live as chastened, and not killed;…as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.” (2nd Corinthians 6:4-10. KJV)

Many followers of the Gospels given to Jesus Christ, give themselves Christian titles, or congregate to specific religious sects that feel comfortable- or that securely box them into a category for societal satisfaction. However once an individual begins to establish a strong relationship with God, those titles and religus categories don’t seem to matter anymore. Our heavenly creator’s thoughts and ways can not be contained-so once we begin to grow in God, our actions as believers can no longer be boxed in either.

Finally, extended-unbreakable love is the chief foundation of the true calling of the believer of God. Proper means and motive is needed for consistency and continuance. Love is the law in the kingdom of God.

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