What’s God’s calling for your your life?
Sometimes we hear people discuss and describe what they believe to be their “calling” in life. This term is usually connected with a profession or assignment of some kind of work. We may sense or feel that God has uniquely appointed and gifted us to help others and advance His Kingdom in some positive way. This is “our calling.”
While God does uniquely and personally call us to certain tasks to bless others, there is another kind of calling that goes beyond a particular profession or occupation. It is the call of worship.
To be effective at any other calling in life, we must first become committed, dedicated and consistent worshipers of God. Through our regular worship, we tap into the power, wisdom, grace and strength of God to fulfill the great work He wants us to do. Without a lifestyle of worship, our work will be never bear the kind of fruit God desires from us. Whatever advances are made will be short-lived — the result of human effort rather than the product of God’s life working in and through us.
Jesus made this call of worship very clear to us:
“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can co nothing.” — John 15:4, 5 (NLT)
Have your answered God’s greatest call? Have you developed a lifestyle of personal and corporate worship? Are you connecting regularly and deeply with Jesus? Are you receiving the resources that only come through intimate fellowship with Him?
Decide to answer God’s greatest call. The call of worship!