What is God calling you to do?

Wednesday, 1/13/16

The readings today could make you ask yourself if there is some good work to which God is calling you.

That was the case with Samuel when God had to call him a fourth time before Samuel answered, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening. “

With Jesus, after that very busy day and evening in Capernaum, he spent the night in prayer, asking God what he was to do next. So, when the disciples came for him in the morning, he already had his orders from God. He told them, “Let us go to the nearby villages that I my preach there also. For this purpose I have come.”

Jesus once said, “I didn’t come to do my own will. I came to do the will of him who sent me.”

These stories are meant for you to ask yourself to what is God calling you. One English translation of verse seven in Chapter Fourteen of Paul’s Letter to the Romans used to read like this, “No one lives as his own master, no one dies as his own master.While we live we are responsible to the Lord, when we die, we die as his servants. Both in life and in death we are the Lord’s.” 

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