[The life we are called to]
¤ My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me [John 10:27]
¤ God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; [ Acts 17:24]
We are all called into the Father’s Kingdom as children of God the moment Christ Jesus died on the cross for our sins about 2000 years ago. Our son-ship or daughter-ship was sealed by the Holy Spirit the moment we confessed Christ Jesus as our Lord and personal savior. But for us to remain in the Kingdom we ought to be commitment (loyal) to the calling. This is the kind of commitment which is without questioning or bargains but purely out of love. So just like John 10:27 states “the Father knows us because we hear His voice and not any other way round.
“Commitment can be defined as the choice we made to love and serve our God with all our hearts, soul, mind and strength without reluctance or questioning”. Christianity is a life of commitment. God the Father made provisions for us to exist in HIS Kingdom through his provision of grace. Thus grace became our umbilical cord that attached or links us to the Father. We breathe it, eat it and even sleep it (grace) only because God wants us to do so that we enjoy Him and His goodness. It is all undeserved. We therefore don’t work to be accepted but we rather work because we are accepted. One of the things we ought to all understand as Christians is that God is complete in all areas and manners that we can ever think of. “Everything that God needs, He is to HIMSELF without any one of us. ~ [BEFORE YOU QUIT (Blaine Allen)]”. Therefore in no way does God need man to be complete. The truth about the whole matter is that there’s absolutely nothing that God lacks. So there’s therefore nothing that we can ever offer to appease God’s needs or even the least part of it.
Absolutely nothing being it ministry, evangelism, money or whatever we can make mention of. If there’s anything that we ought to know it is that “is there anything too hard for the Lord ~ Genesis 18:14”. And that when the Pharisees consulted Jesus to make the people stop making praises did he not say unto them that “…I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out”? The truth is that God can do them all far better and effective then we can but due that God wants us to freely enjoy His goodness that’s why we have been given a chance to also function as co-laborers with Christ Jesus. “We all expect Christ’s return but the question is that; Are we commitment to his calling and return? Do we love his return like the five wise virgins who put all they had in their preparation for the groom or we are just like the other foolish five virgins who though they prepared but not enough thus missed their chance to be with the groom? It is our love for his return that will cause us to be committed to the calling. [SELAH]
Let us all therefore with love and grace run worthy of calling or services unto God. Before we grow tired or angry at God for something which is not going the way that we expect, before we start complaining about how God seems to be treating others better than us, before we decide to quit ministry or anything else that we can ever imagine or think about let us all remember that God answers to no one and that it’s rather for our benefits that all of these happen. So therefore let us not act like Moses and strike the rock in anger but rather like Peter who followed till death even after all the hardships he faced and everything due the reason that his following was in his love for Christ which caused him to commit to his calling.