Our Lord Jesus spoke through his suffering on the cross and sent me a word “it is finished “. I heard it and received it and that truth that went deep in my heart , Its power delivered me from sin, guilt and shame. “It is finished” that word found a resting place in my heart like a seed planted.But it was not an idle seed, soon that seed started budding in my my life and that divine word started encroaching all sin, it started encroaching the areas the sinful nature (flesh) was ruling. In my heart there was a barren land and dry ground that only produced death but amazingly God’s word started bearing life, death was surely finished and life had begun. my sins are forgiven and condemnation is finished , The rule of flesh is finished, guilty conscience is finished, wretchedness is finished. Now I can start healing and this seed will gave me new life and where there was a desert, dry and dead , now there is a refreshing oasis , a garden of peace, Joy and rest and my Heavenly father is its gardener. By the effect of this word in my life now know the Word of God had power to make me dead unto sin and giving abundant life and eagerness to live and serve God.
Now I hear another word from the faithful Jesus powerfully urging us to “walk worthy of your calling”. God’s calling has made me rich “with every spiritual blessing” in Christ Jesus, My calling has replaced fear with faith and discouragement with Joy , where once there was fear of death and decay now my heart is full of hope and rejoicing and anticipation of resurrection .God is a great and mighty creator whose wisdom is able to create all creatures and build such a complex world is amazing . All the scientists and wise men of the world still cannot figure out God’s greatest mysteries. How did man come into existence? Why was man made ?
As the Hymn goes
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
Everything that exists is created by God and almighty God now he has called me to be his “son”. What a wonder? Iam made of dust, living on the sin and sickness infested earth, bound by chains of sin and without hope now have received a mighty calling to become a son of God (Rom 9:26)? So Who is a son? A son must share the same substance (1John 3:2 ), the same house, the same riches, the same glory and be honored as a family along with the heavenly father, Praise God ! what a God and what a divine calling? God has done infinitely more than I can ask or even think (Eph 3:20).
So after knowing these heavenly truths , How should I pay attention to the voice of the Lord saying “walk worthy of your calling”? How should I receive this word carefully, meekly and implant this word in my heart (Jas 1:21) and bear fruit? How should I make sure that I do not miss the blessing of the “walk”? How do I make sure that I do not disobey my Lord who command me? How should I “be” God’s Son ?
To reach any destination, We need directions and we need guidance. Our Rich calling is our hope and the map and obeying these directions of the Lord will ensure that we will reach or destination accurately.
Always carry the map before you journey. Keep your calling before you or you will lose your way
Our holy calling tells us to take certain roads many times through paths of suffering, humility and earthly loss , if there is spiritual ruin and destruction before us God will show us different roads and lead us to salvation. The Path of the Lord Jesus is the narrow road. The narrow and straight way of the Lord leads to everlasting Joy , peace and glory (Rom 8:30). The narrow way of the Lord is delivering us from the coming destruction into eternal rest. We must move as fast as the Holy Spirit leads us without wasting time.
When God calls and if we heed that calling we will be blessed
If it true for a lifeless star how much more true is it for us? Isa 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
God has named and remembered a lifeless start How much more does he remember you who is called by his name?