God is calling. Are you answering or are you letting voice mail get it?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living©

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
(Ephesians 1:18 (NIV))

If each of us could only come to this knowledge in our own lives, what an impact we, as the Body of Christ, could make in our world!

We have a superficial knowledge, but do we truly have an in-depth understanding of what God has called us to? We know that He has called us to eternal life through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus, but what do we do with that knowledge? Do we live each moment acknowledging the grace and mercy that has been given to us? Do we praise God for what He has been able to give us in spite of ourselves? Do we live with that knowledge as an ever-present reminder of God, or do we lock it away, only letting it out on Sundays?

God has given us a tremendous gift. A gift that He did not have to give. He gave us salvation. he gave us a way out of our sin! What have we done with that gift?

God wants to bless us, but, we have to be faithful with what we have been given before He will trust us with more!

His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
(Matthew 25:23(NIV))

Faithfulness means more than keeping God’s commands. It also means that we need to be faithful to the calling that God has on each of our lives. He has something for each of us that is as different as each of us are. Yet, there is one thing that is common in these tasks. We are to tell others of God’s grace and mercy. We must be faithful to that central calling that we all share.

To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
(Psalms 18:25-26(NIV))

For the LORD loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
(Psalms 37:28(NIV))

Are you responding to your calling? Will you be rewarded for your faithfulness?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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