Friday is for Heart Songs
Found this gem from Brother Andrew today and had to pass it along. Every day of your life is filled with opportunity for dynamic work in the Kingdom of God if we only choose to obey what we know already. I have added a note in brackets and a bold emphasis to the quote.
“As we spend time in Scripture and in prayer, it’s important not to get sidetracked in trying to determine whether we’ve received an official call from God or whether we have a clear indication that we are doing God’s will. It’s too easy to get so caught up in the paralysis of analysis that we fail to act.
Most of us often have the idea that God must a have a special calling on our lives. If we have no such calling from God, then we have not been selected by him for special service, and we can only live out our lives as drones in the kingdom, one monotonous and unimportant day at a time.
We must never make our dreams for success or accomplishment as God’s purpose for us. God’s end, his purpose for us, is the process. Oswald Chambers put it so well when he said, ‘God’s training is for now, not presently [meaning, soon or in the future]. His purpose is for this minute, not for something in the future. What men call training and preparation, God calls the end… If we realize that obedience is the end, then each moment is precious.”
Obedience. Obedience is the key to a life of passion for God. Obedience saturated with the knowledge that He who called us His own is always beside us, will never leave us, and wants to direct us in every moment of the day.
Obey Him and have a great guided-by-Jesus day.