https://loonwatchman.wordpress.com/

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  (Acts 13:2)

Salvation is not the end of our journey, but rather it is the door into an eternal adventure with God that begins as soon as we walk through it. (YEEEHAAAAA!!!)  And along with amazing intimacy with Jesus, it also means that we have lives filled with Divine purpose — purpose that includes amazing assignments that we are called to do with and for God and His kingdom.

There are two simple steps that we must take in order to accomplish our purpose:
(1) Find out what our calling is.
(2) Walk in obedience to that calling. (It’s not rocket science, is it?)

If you don’t know what that calling is, then finding out is your next step.  Next to knowing God personally, there is nothing more important (or fulfilling) than walking in God’s calling on our life.  He really does have an amazing, intricate plan for your life.  Personally, God clearly led me to my wife, my ministry and work, and where I presently live.  (I am not bragging about this — merely showing you that this is very do-able — if I can do it, anyone can.)  And He wants to lead you intimately as well, just like He led the saints in the Book of Acts.  You are not called to live a “generic Christian life” based on general principles.  You are called to an intimate, interactive adventure and dance with the eternal Lover of your soul!

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a Voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21)

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  (John 10:27)

And if you presently do not know what your calling is, I encourage you to spend a season praying and seeking after that call.  And included in that season, you might want to include some times of fasting, just like Paul and Barnabas did (as mentioned above in Acts 13).  Also, if you are interested in some helpful, extra-curricular reading, check out the book IS THAT REALLY YOU, GOD? by Loren Cunningham, the founder of YWAM.  It has excellent, biblical insights into how to hear God’s voice — and it is a true story that is anything but boring.

But many of you already have some idea of what God has called you to — and some of you are walking in this call…and some of you are not.  Some of you have allowed the busy-ness and distractions and cares of life to bury your call.  You have taken the path of least resistance and allowed the flow of life to take you wherever it has taken you.  And this is a great tragedy — one that has significant, eternal consequences.  (And we all want to hear the words “Well done, good and faithful servant!” when we face God at the end of our earthly lives.)

It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when He returns.  (Luke 12:43)

But the good news is that this tragedy is not an un-doable one.  Yes, there is an undo button in life!  And it is called repentance.  If you have allowed anything to divert you from God’s amazing, fulfilling call on your life, all you have to do is admit it, and tell Him you are sorry — and then put your life back on the altar of love and begin to take steps that will lead you in the right direction.

I am not saying that this will not be a painful process.  You may have invested a lot in your “alternative, disobedient scenario.”  But this is God and His Call we are talking about — the same God who created you and redeemed you with His own blood.  If there is anything worthy of sacrifice, He is.

If we really love Jesus and are really grateful for His amazing sacrifice, then we will prove it by action and not mere words or weekly religious observances.  Dare to re-examine your life and launch out on the one, true, eternally-rewarding adventure!

Advertisements
Comments
  1. “Salvation is not the end of our journey, but rather it is the door into an eternal adventure with God that begins as soon as we walk through it. (YEEEHAAAAA!!!) And along with amazing intimacy with Jesus, it also means that we have lives filled with Divine purpose — purpose that includes amazing assignments that we are called to do with and for God and His kingdom.”

    Amen :)!!! That’s an awesome way to put it Lon. Any comments on whether/why God reveals step by step for some people and seemingly the big picture for others? 🙂 Just curious

    • yes, i know people who have received big picture guidance and i know of those who have received step-by-step (including myself!). and sometimes it has been one way in one season and another way in another season. God is sometimes inscrutable (imo) concerning why He does this. but it is always for the good.

      although sometimes He will let us know (or allow us to discover) that He does this in order to build our faith or maintain freshness in our relationship with Him. if He were to always communicate with us the same way, we could start to anticipate the mode of His interactions and then take Him for granted (men especially tend to want to “automate” things).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s