Dailies 2019

Dailies ~ in HisWord
June 19, 2019

What are you called to do? Do you know?

Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,  that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
After reading the above scripture I thought for a few about what the “Therefore” was there for. It turns out that it was something referring to when Jesus comes again, it was a full chapter but if you read it you will see that the author was saying that they pray this because they want to be able to give a good witness about the reader. As with Colossians below, we want to live a life fully pleasing to God, not just ourselves or other people; walk worthy of our calling, worthy of the Lord Jesus and be fruitful in every good work, gaining knowledge and love and allowing Him to be glorified in us.
…that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Colossians  1:10
In being a follower of Christ, and adopted into the Family of God, and one of His people we need to realize we stand for Him. In everything we do we are a reflection on Jesus. In order to walk worthy, or to live worthy, or to be counted worthy we need to have pure hearts open and available to Him. That means that if we want to go run off to play but we have a devotional to write for God, we do the right thing and write first, then run off to play later! 
We do not get involve in the world’s version of life either but more so as we study the Word and learn, we will show ourselves approved to God. In showing ourselves approved we will be standing up for Jesus. Being His representative in the area He has called us to be in. Whether it is putting on a Vacation Bible School or feeding the masses at a Chicken restaurant, God has a plan for you and I and we need to walk worthy of it.
 In order to be fully pleasing God we must be fully communicating with Him and doing the will of the Father, not just what we think would be fun.
Sometimes God surprises us and calls us to something we are no good at when we start and then He brings us to the place where we excel in it. He looks at our hearts and sees what He can do with us, then He directs our path, and we get to walk where Jesus walks.
Today, let’s seek God to find what that calling is for this moment, and for our lives, and allow Him to use us!
Heavenly Father, help us to hear You when You call and let us answer with a heart of acceptance for the task You see us doing. In Jesus name amen.
Teresa M. Wilson