Friday, February 26, 2010

PrayBC - Olympic Prayer Guide - Day 15

Our Calling

Did you know that you have been called by God? You may not have been called to be a missionary or a pastor or called to public ministry, but you are called. The Apostle Paul referred to believers as the “called-out ones of Jesus Christ” (Rom. 1:6) and told the believers in Rome that they are “called to be saints” (Rom. 1:7). Paul also reminds us that God has called us who love Him “according to His purpose” (Rom.8:28). And one of His purposes is that we were “into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:9).

When Christ called His disciples, He had a specific purpose in mind. There would be several years of training, victories, and failures as they learned and followed Him, but there was always a goal in mind—a calling. When God called you out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light (2 Peter 2:9), there was a purpose in mind and years of teaching ahead with successes and failures to experience as you followed Christ.

But make no mistake, you were called, and you were called with a goal in mind.  You can pick any of the callings from the verses above. They all describe a journey where we must follow Christ in order to 
reach the goal of our calling. Paul speaks to the believers in Ephesus and says, “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Eph. 4:1).

To what has Christ called you? Have you been walking with, following after, and seeking out your Lord Who will lead you to your goal?

Prayer: Pray today that you will be clear about what God has called you to, and then seek to “walk worthy of your calling.”

City Venues

W Bronze & Gold Medal Curling
M/W Short Track Speed Skating
W Snowboard
M Semi-final Ice Hockey
M/W Speed Skating

Whistler Venues
W Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
M Biathlon
M Bobsleigh

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