YOU ARE CALLED BY GRACE

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Galatians 1:15 …God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace…

Living today in our ‘post-modern’ 21st-century societies, where we have so much understanding about ourselves physiologically and psychologically, it’s so easy to reduce the miracle of a new born child to a natural biological event.  But there is something very supernatural about the birth of a child – God’s hand is at work.

Although you might have been born in a fully fitted out hospital with several nurses and doctors involved, the Lord was present at your birth and He calls you through His grace!  God calls you from your mother’s womb and you carry throughout your life a special calling and purpose in Christ.

Like Esau, we are all born with a birthright – it is weaved into our DNA.  Some people are natural athletes, others doctors, teachers, artists.   But also like Esau, many people never do walk in their God-ordained birth-right because they do not receive Christ.   Many non-Christians can live extraordinary lives and accomplish great things, but if they never do receive Christ, they will live short of that ‘highly-favoured’, ‘God-ordained’ purpose they exist for.

But when a person is born again (John 3:3), that’s when they can now truly connect with that God-ordained birth-right or calling.  This is when you can begin to see a purpose in everything you do or wherever you are.  Your 6th sense (faith) comes alive and you become aware as a child of God the purposes of God flowing through your heart and your veins.

The Apostle Paul knew that he was called from his mother’s womb.  Although he had a misguided passion early in his life and was persecuting Christians, very much like today’s terrorists, look at what he became when he had his personal encounter with Jesus!  (Acts 8:3; 9:1-6)  

Your calling doesn’t always tie in with your qualifications, abilities or achievements in life.  You were called from your mother’s womb by grace and it is by grace, through faith that you will fulfill your calling.  It is living a life in Christ and allowing the power of His Spirit and Word to shape you and transform you.   Fulfillment ceases to flow from accomplishments, wealth or possessions, but from what is happening on the inside and who you are being transformed into.

Today, ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand the desires that He has placed within your heart, the passions that drive your life, your heart for God’s House and how they tie into God’s purposes in your life.

Pastor Wayne Simpson


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

When a person is born again, that’s when they can now truly connect with their God-ordained birth-right.