Thursday, June 3, 2010

Marrying Our Callings To His Word

It's important to serve in what is our God-given calling, that we feel His pleasure even as we, for example, arrange the chairs, help the poor, do creative arts, preach the Word, comfort the grieving, fight against injustice and so on.

But it's also essential that we also make use of our callings to intentionally share the gospel and bring pleasure to God.

Because we are not called just to enjoy life. We are called to enjoy Him and glorify Him. A calling does not exist for its own sake. It exists with a purpose in mind.

When we lower ourselves to serve others, we are imitating Christ, the Servant King, who did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many.

Eric Liddell was called to run. And he did run. But he did it with the full intention to honour God by totally surrendering his race timings to the point of refusing to compete in a race that fell on a Sunday. He, instead of settling for the mere human logic that winning an Olympic medal would bring glory to God, chose to compete in a race that he was not well-trained for. And the rest is history.

Meaning that if we do MM, we take delight in the fact that what we are doing enables people to read the Word of God. That we should be so privileged that we can actually display for the multitudes the unsearchable riches of Christ.

That if we do sound ministry, we take joy that we are enabling people to hear the Word of God for themselves. " comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ."

That if we feed the hungry, the poor, visit the sick and those in prison - "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it unto Me."

That if we welcome children into Sunday service and bless them, "Whoever welcomes one of these little ones welcomes Me."

That if we do drama and skits to communicate the Word, we are portraying the Word through our own bodies. "The Word became flesh..."

To see Christ in them, and to see Christ formed in them.

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