Saturday, October 27, 2012

Are you Ready for God's Call?

The song below has been sung many times in church. How many of us truly burned in our hearts when we listen to the words?

Many hearts are hungry tonight
Many trapped in darkness
Yearn for the light
So many who are far from home
And many who are lost
O Lord Your wounded children need
The power of Your cross
As bread that is broken
Use our lives
As wine that is poured out
A willing sacrifice
Empower us Father
To share the love of Christ
As bread that is broken Lord
Use our lives
Help us to begin where we are
Help us love the people
Near to our hearts
Then give our faith a mission field
Wherever You may call
Lord love Your world
Through each of us
Until we've touched them all

Do you feel broken when you see the wounded people in the world? Not just the hungry and physically poor but the spiritually starved in the rich world because they do not know Jesus.

Do you feel you are born for a higher calling?

Do you feel God has a mission for you?

Do you feel a burning zeal to reach out and touch people with God's love?

Many of us feels being called but are we willing to sacrifice it all to leave our comfort zones and leave a life that we would never imagine? 

Many of us hesitate to leave our comfortable lives. We are afraid of losing our houses, cars, holidays and so forth.

We need to look right at the heart of Jesus and ponder these words of His.

 "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few."
Luke 10:2

"And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life." 
Matt 19:19

"If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Matt 19:21

"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me".
Matt 16:24

Not everyone is called to the mission field or leave it all for a radical Christian life. However, if there is this nagging in you and all those words above kept ringing in the voices of your heart, God might be calling you to somewhere.

Let us continue to pray that God will make us be willing to be willing, to be His hands and feet for many are hungry for God; for many are trapped in darkness.

Let us be ready when God calls.


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