And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. . . And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. - Matthew 10:1, 7-8 (KJV)
How much of what you are doing today is
related to what He called you to do with your life?
Jesus calls us.
He calls us to salvation.
He calls us into service.
He calls us out from the world, to live set free and set apart. He calls us from darkness into the light. He calls us from sinful depravity to the free gift of salvation through grace by faith.
He calls us out from among the other sheep for service that will further the spreading of the gospel (Matthew 10:7). His call upon our lives sends us along a different path than many of the rest of the flock. He is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep who know His voice.
As you go about your routine business and affairs this week, continually ask yourself: How of what you are doing today is related to what God has called you to do with your life?
Don’t forget that He called you for two things:
- He called you to salvation
- He called you for service
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
- Ephesians 2:8 (KJV)