4 Calls You Should Take

In this age of technology we live in, we’ve all probably had a phone call or two we didn’t take for whatever reason after seeing the caller ID. Then there are other times, as soon as we see a certain persons name appear, we immediately answer the call. Chances are you can relate to both experiences. In this blog, I want to talk about taking a different kind of call, one that comes from God. So I want to share with you 4 divine calls or invites that we can receive from God. These are not only calls God gives us but these are calls we should take or answer.
First, God issues a divine call to come to Him. The call of the gospel is a call to come to Him. In Mark 2:17 Jesus said He came to call sinners to repentance. Romans 1:6 tells us we are called to belong to Jesus Christ. First Corinthians 1:9 says God calls us into a relationship with Himself. We need to know we have had a divine call from the Lord, inviting us to come to Him and making Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Secondly, God issues us a divine call to bring others to Him. One of the clearest descriptions of God’s call on our lives is found in 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 where God calls us to the ministry of reconciliation. We are called or invited to be ambassadors of Christ who carry the message of Christ to the world. The ministry of reconciliation is a divine call to bring others to Him.
Third, God gives us a divine call to live holy lives. In 1 Peter 1:16 God tells us, Be Ye holy, for I am holy. God calls us to live a separated and consecrated life, while sharing in His purity. Part of the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to enable us to live holy lives. Remember while God calls us to reach the world for Him, He expects us to avoid living like the world. We have a divine call to live holy lives and the good news is we have been given the power to do this and to answer the call.
Lastly, we have a divine call to serve God. In Ephesians 4:12 (EXP) it says, Christ gave those gifts to prepare [equip] God’s holy people for the work of serving, to make good works, which He planned in advance for us to live our lives doing. While we are not saved by our works, the work of serving is what God calls us to do. For our works are not the root of our salvation but rather the fruit of it.
Today, God is still calling people, inviting them to come to Him, bring others to Him, live holy lives, and serve Him with their lives. Issuing the calls is what God does, answering the calls is what we do.

Click here for 4 Calls You Should Take Part 1 and click here for 4 Calls You Should Take Part 2.