Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Unstoppable Call of God . . .

Everyone believer is called with different responsibility in the ministry. Apostle Paul emphasized the five-fold ministry into the church in Ephesians. We are one body but composed of many parts . . .  From the least recognizable part to the most positioned work one holds in the ministry. Everyone is important as well as the least recognizable work one had been part of in the ministry of God. 
 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” So powerful words from the book of Jeremiah 1:5. Four things are being emphatically stressed out: I formed you, I knew you, I set you apart, and I appointed you. Isn’t it an amazing thought to ponder?  Our lives has been pre-ordained by God for a great purpose . . . and that is to put His name above every name. To worship Him and give back to Him all the Glory, Honor, and Thanksgiving forever!

Apostle Paul tells us in the book of Philippians 3:13-14: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  To press  toward is to be tied with God’s calling in our life for the ministry.  It is giving focus to the Author and Finisher of our Faith who is Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior!

Like Apostle Paul, nothing can ever separate us from God . . . “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”, (Romans 8:38-39). Yeah, nothing can ever separate us from God’s Love. The foundation of our passion should not end up when failure comes, or even when needs and wants are not met, not even insurmountable difficulty or calamity, and even death of loved ones.

God’s plans are perfect. His destiny for us has already been prepared. It is a destiny of wonders and great amusements. It is a place of no tears and pains. It is a place where everyone is happy and joyful. It is a place of everlasting celebration with God and His chosen people rejoicing in glory.

When God calls us for the ministry, there would be no turning back. It is always going forward! It is pressing on . . . it is preparing on . . . it is working on  . . . it is a never ever getting back but moving on . . . full of prayers and reading of the words of God. Let us all walk worthy of our calling and let us stand on as we profess having a Christ in our hearts . . . and having a Christ-like church with passionate worship that touches the heart of God!

 For the moment, God is preparing the place and the way we will be treading soon . . . from everlasting to everlasting His glorious presence will shine forth everywhere. I am looking forward for that great day where there would never be pain felt, no more tears of regrets and disappointments but only joy forever. People will never recognize the negatives . . .  only the positives. They will only knew one Lord of Lords and King of Kings . . . Jesus Christ!

"God loves each of us as if
there were only one of us."

God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.  ~  Author Unknown

           What we are is God's gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.  ~ Eleanor Powell

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