Sunday, October 2, 2011

day 2 {a beg to move}

Ephesians 4:1
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. (NLT)

do you know that God has called you by name to live the life He's given you?

just your name, and no one else.

maybe we don't know exactly what He's calling us to do...but He's calling nonetheless.

i love paul. his life is one that i can read and read about and everything be more inspired. because as Christ followers, what gets more inspiring then a guy who gets arrested for sharing the gospel, and while he's in jail doesn't ever give up, but write half of the new testament.

is this mic on?

chapter four starts off with paul begging, not just asking but begging us to live a worthy life. he's sitting in chains writing to us, begging us to move.

the message says it like this: i want you to get out there and walk-better yet, run!-on the road God called you to travel.

are we running?

to be honest, i feel like i'm working on a jog.

God has been pouring out the blessings on my life but i know that i'm not running with them. which means that i'm not really living the life i've been called to life.
ouch.

but that doesn't me that i/we can't.

sometimes it makes me laugh when Christ followers make things so difficult. i mean, do we not all realize that The Book we have, has all the answers? it's like the cheat sheet to a test. there's no way to fail at life with Gods Word.

ok, so if Gods Word is our map for life, how do we know what He's called us to do?

i have no idea. seriously. i have no idea.
but what i do know is that through a lot of prayer, we'll get there. and a lot of listening to God.

and this means we have to give God the opportunity to speak to us. this is something i need to work on.

friends, paul is begging us to realize that our lives are like his. no, we're not sitting in jail (or maybe you are), but we do all follow the same Lord he was talking about. we, just like him, were created by the same Creator. we, just like him, have the ability to spread the gospel. and for the very high majority of us...won't end up in jail for it.

God is calling. daily. are you listening?

challenge: give God the opportunity to call you. turn things off, make time for Him. when we ask, He'll answer. we just have to listen.

{day 6, from a low angle. ps. i have some great news to share with you all at the end of the month!}


6 comments:

Purposely at Home said...

meg, this gave me chills...i R-E-A-L-L-Y needed to hear this. thanks a ton.

can't wait to hear "the great news." :)

Valerie said...

Great post!

Noelani said...

Absolutely la-la-love this post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts girl ;)

DaisyGirl said...

I'm enjoying your 31 days. This post, especially, is good! I struggle with trying to figure out exactly what it is that God is calling me to do for His Kingdom.

Hope you have a great week!

a girl with a smile said...

Amen! Loving this. It spoke to me

TefMarie said...

I've been working on turning things off and really listening too. That was a great reminder!

 
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