Call and Service

This whole blog might just become “good quotes from My Utmost.” Oh well, I think they’re good, so I’ll share: Galatians 1:15-16 says: But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man

Chambers remarks: The call of God is an expression of His nature; the service which results in my life is suited to me and is an expression of my nature.

I like this a lot. I hadn’t thought about the call of God and my response to him in quite that way. God’s call — by his grace — is an expression of his nature. He calls us to Him. But, our service to him as a result of his call is an expression of our individual nature. Who God has made us.

Christians in America do a lot of talking and worrying and seeking about “God’s call on THEIR life…” Chambers perspective is, I think, better than the conventional Christian ideas in this regard.

As God helps me by revealing himself to me — and consequently revealing me to myself — I think the service I should be offering to him in my life will become more clear. What about you? What kind of service to the Lord is an expression of your nature?

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