The Calling?

What is the calling of Jesus?

This is something Christians seem to ask a lot and spend a lot of time trying to figure out. It’s important that we do not wait for some big, emotional moment or something miraculous, or a Bible college graduation before we feel we can do God’s work.

It’s actually quite simple when you read what the Bible says. In John 15:16, Jesus says to “go and bear fruit.” In 1 Peter 2:9, we are told “you are a chosen people…that you may declare the praises of Him.” First Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (-all scriptures NIV) The calling of Jesus is to declare His praises, thank Him, and bear fruit (among other things).

If you simply start with those things, you will naturally begin loving and serving others as well as offering encouragement and kindness. Through this, God will reveal Himself to you and you will recognize your unique, deep calling and find a more specific ministry opportunity for your gifts and talents. Remember that you don’t have to stand behind a pulpit and preach to be doing the “call of Jesus.” Pray for wisdom and God will open your eyes!

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