What is it that you are called to do? A "call" seems to be a mysterious sense of leading that some followers of Christ profess to have. Fact is, all of us have been "called."

"While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.' Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away." (Acts 13.2-3)

These men were called to proclaim the gospel to people who had never heard. We too are called to proclaim the gospel, both in what we say and how we live.

"you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Peter 2.9)

We have received a high calling to a vitally-important work. Much of Acts 13 contains a great summary of the message we are called to share (Acts 13.16-41). Our lives must be lived consistently with this message. A holy God calls us to live holy lives.

God's call is important to us, and to others. There are those around us who need to hear and see the gospel; "the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ" (Acts 8.12)

May His calling be effective in our lives, and the lives of those we influence.

©Steve Taylor, 2017 --Used by permission

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