At the Beck and Call of God

When we yield ourselves to another to serve them, we do it out of trust in their whims, unthinking love for their wellbeing, with no thought for being strategic and with unequivocal love for that person.  That is putting a lot of trust in the frail humanity of another.

But what about when we serve at the pleasure of God.   What if we move at the impulses of His love, we follow our instincts, and do what makes sense.  In fact when God gives us fellow Christians and church attenders as our friends and acquaintances, we have an opportunity to be His hands and His feet.  And the more people we get to know the more “opportunities” God can reveal to us.

So how do we get into this mode of obedience to God’s promptings?   Start with the Word.   Read and consume it daily.   Spend quiet times with God, let Him impress on you the details you can do.  Maybe a friend needs a ride.  Perhaps someone needs the encouragement of a visit.  It could be that you have some little skill that would bless others and so you need to find other believers to bless them.

In fact there is a great relief from not having to be strategic, God’s got the big picture in mind.  There is joy in not worrying about the end results when we are yielded to the author of life.   At the “beck and call of God”, no problem. -John

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on June 17, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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