WHEN GOD CALLS WE MUST BE READY BY HAVING THE BASICS DOWN
Gideon’s answer in 6:13 is very telling.
The people of God had not been successful in passing along their faith. Their children did not have a personal relationship with God. To them God was a far off entity. Some being that helped their parents get out of slavery, but obviously not interested in helping them. We are partners with God to raise our children so that they become the people who carry the torch strongly and firmly into the next generation. Live your faith in such a convincing way that your kids have no doubt that God is God and will do great things in their lives.
WHEN GOD CALLS DON’T MAKE EXCUSES, JUST DO IT.
But God I’m too young.
My past is too bad.
Too many times we waste valuable time making excuses as if God has not thought through the details. Somehow He does not know about certain areas of your life or else He would not be asking those things of you. We see only our limitations and weaknesses and not see how powerfully God can work thorough us if we would only be willing and obedient.
WHEN GOD CALLS HE REQUIRES THAT WE CLEAN HOUSE
We hear God speak to us about the great plans He has for us and we are amazed and overwhelmed by it but it is not the starting point. The starting point is right in your own home. God says, “Before you can go out and conquer the world, get your house in order.”
WHEN GOD CALLS HE EXPANDS OUR ABILITIES TO FUFILL THE CALL
This insignificant boy, being obedient to the call of God, finds himself empowered by the spirit and begins to fulfill the title of mighty warrior.
- But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
WHEN GOD CALLS LITTLE BECOMES MUCH BECAUSE HE IS IN IT
From 32000 men to 300 and a mighty victory!
I am grateful that God not only calls us, believes in us and entrusts us with His mission; I am also grateful that He expands our abilities to fulfill His calling and little becomes much when He is in it. We may be small but we are filled with the power of God to go into all the world and be salt and light; to be influencers and world-changers.
God has called us to it so lets get going!