Call of Duty-Part 3

Posted: January 11, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Story of the day:  Call of Duty-Part 3

Last week I began the series titled, Call of Duty, discussing how God has called us to duty and what usually happens in the development stage of Call of Duty.  The next section that I would like to discuss is how to integrate the call of duty into your life and work with others to work through the duty that Jesus has given us.

Integrating the call of duty (Working with others to get the job done)- Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 1 Thessalonians 5:12

People are all different and sometimes trying to work together can sometimes be a difficult task.  I recall the story of Moses, trying to get all of the people to follow him through the parted Red Sea.  Not an easy task.   Just as the military has 4 different branches, each doing their own thing, they still have one purpose and that is to serve our country and to follow through with their mission.

The same is true with ministry. We are all created differently, each possessing different gifts, but what it all boils down to is that our mission or purpose is the same and that is to love and serve God, until He calls us home.   But how can we possibly do any of these things if we aren’t working together or aren’t uniting as one body to reach other people and share Jesus with them?

Just as the military is known for it’s battle readiness, it is just as important for us to be ready for battle as well.  Our enemy, Satan, wants to do nothing more but bring about confusion, keeping our mind distracted and out of focus of God. One way that he does this is by not keeping the body of Christ unified with one another, or by changing our mission to his own.

Here’s a strategic planning move that will help you to integrate God’s call of duty into your life.  The Bible tells us in many Books of the Bible to love one another.  Here are just a few that I wanted to share to show how important this plan is for our life:  John 13:34, Romans 12:10, Galatians 5:13, Ephesians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 3:12, and many more.  It is through these books in the Bible that God has shared with us His Strategic plan on how to integrate the call and how to work with others to get the job done, which can be done by simply loving one another.  If only we could love one another the way that He loves us, then just maybe all the gossip, the wanting to be right all the time , or the not wanting to worship alongside someone because they aren’t the “right religion”  then maybe the job can be accomplished, giving Him all the Glory, Honor, and Praise.

So instead of tearing one another down through gossip or another hurtful way, we should lift each other up, love one another the way that God loves us (flaws and all), and provide strength and confidence to one another, so that we can get through it together.  After all, we can’t do it alone, so why not work together to complete the Call of Duty that God has asked of each of us?

Quote of the day:  F. Hess

“True freedom is found in serving Christ along side our brothers and sisters.”

Bible verse of the day:  Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for calling me into duty.  I want to serve You and love You with all that I am.  Provide in me a strategic plan that involves loving others the way that You do and working with others who all have special gifts to carry out the plan that You have set before me.  I pray that I am obedient to all that You are asking of me and to do so in a way that gives You all the Glory, Honor, and Praise.  I love You and am thankful for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

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