Monday, 30 June 2014
Embracing the Call
The Lord is speaking to us about communion, commitment and calling and on Sunday Frances Morschel shared how everyone has a call and that no one is disqualified. You can listen to the message here. Having been conceived perfectly in the heart of God (Jer 1:5), the Father creates everyone with a purpose and a call. Nothing in the life of the believer need hinder the fulfillment of that call because God will always help the believer overcome obstacles, challenges and disabilities. Frances showed us that no one is disqualified to fulfill the call of God upon their lives. Looking at the examples of Moses and the apostle Paul, we saw how God's purposes are always fulfilled in His people as they depend on Him. God always finds another way!
We also saw that, although we are to pursue the ideal, we shouldn't wait for the ideal before pursuing God's call upon our lives. God wants His children to step into the call upon their lives despite the circumstances and obstacles. The call of God is for His glory, His people and His salvation purposes. It is not primarily for the benefit of the believer (see Acts 9:16; Rom 8:17; 1 Pet 2:21)! Frances also showed us that in order to recognise one's specific call, every believer must pursue God's general call as His people commit themselves to serving God. As those who have turned from dead works to serving the living God (Heb 9:14), we are called to serve God in the local church and as the Church! It is in serving that the believer begins to recognise God's specific call upon his or her life. God is looking for people who will embrace the call and say "yes" to it, making an unconditional commitment to it that will glorify God, benefit His people and fulfill His salvation purposes.
06.07: Prophetic sound-check at 13:30 and Baptismal service at 15:00 at Haeberlinstr.3 in F-Eschersheim.
13.07: Church meeting and BBQ at Salzschlirferstr.15, F-Fechenheim