Scripture selection: Luke 4:42-44
At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
No matter what form ministry takes, the question of calling is always an important one to consider. What exactly is one being called to do in God’s service and to God’s glory?
Pastors, chaplains, teachers, evangelists, counselors and all those in ministry, ordained and lay, ask these questions – or at least they should.
It was no different for Jesus.
He was “called” as well. And, though some tried to call him in another direction – He kept pressing forward toward is final destiny.
How about your ministry?
How about your particular vocational calling?
Are you on track; do you feel that you are at peace with the direction you believe God has called you to go?
Some, in reading this, may respond, “I don’t have a ministry – you’re the preacher – not me!”
But I believe we all have a vocational calling from God, and we are all challenged to find it and answer it faithfully.
So, again – how about your ministry? How about your particular vocational calling?
I pray God’s blessing for you as you seek that most important direction – to find your unique way – to serve the living God.
And to God be the glory!