God’s Will

January 6, 2008 at 12:23 pm (My ramblings)

Do you ever feel like you are simply not living up to all that God has called you to be? If you are anything like me, you have asked yourself and God the question, “what is my calling? What am I supposed to be doing? Am I living my life as the Lord intended?” I’m not talking about going to church, reading your Bible, serving or whatever just popped into your head as you read this. I am talking about truly living out your calling. “But I don’t even know my calling”, you say. Sure you do. It’s right in the Bible. I was thinking about some verses and these are some of the ones that I thought of. I like to walk around my house and speak these out loud. There is just something that occurs when you speak the Words of God out loud. There is power and authority in them. Think about creation. God spoke it into existence.
Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God. Love your neighbor as yourself. Obey God’s word. Seek Him first. Forgive as you have been forgiven. Lay down your life for your brother. Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Look after orphans and widows. Pray for one another. Give to all who ask. Let your mouth overflow with praise with thanksgiving. Trust in the Lord. Mourn with those who mourn. Love your enemies. Store up His commands in your heart. Have childlike faith. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Acknowledge Christ in everything. Get wisdom. Guard your heart. Rejoice in your sufferings. Guard your lips. Walk with the wise. Do not fear. Forget the former things. Delight in the Lord. Bow down in worship. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be controlled by the Spirit. Offer your body as a living sacrifice to God. Be a peacemaker. Comfort others with the comfort you received. Press on towards the goal. Honor God with your body. Stand firm in your faith. Set your hearts on things above. Fix your eyes on what is eternal not temporary. Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. Boast about your weaknesses. Clothe yourselves with kindness and compassion. Build others up. Be completely humble and gentle with one another. Be rooted and built up in Christ. Put off your old self. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Focus on what is pure and lovely. Be imitators of God. Be holy. Put on the full armor of God. Bear with one another. Let the word of Christ dwell in you. Do what the Word says. Sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to one another. Grow in the grace and knowledge of God. Do nothing out of selfish ambition. Work at whatever you do with all your heart. Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances. Be quick to listen, slow to speak. Run your race with perseverance. Be clear minded and self controlled. Love one another.

There are of course, a bajillion more but these are some of my favorites that I like. They keep me focused on the Lord and on His will. They remind me of how I am supposed to be living. My prayer today is that when I feel unloving, impatient, judgmental, or just plain stinky, I will remember who I am in Christ. I pray I will remember all that I have been forgiven for. I pray that I will be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and not the leading of my flesh. I pray that I will be Jesus’ hands and feet to this dying, hurting world.

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