Called and Chosen

19 Sep

This is the conclusion to the series of ‘Called’. If you’ve liked/disliked anything in this series let me know by dropping a comment at the bottom. The reason I’m posting today is because I’m going to a gig on Friday night so I’ll probably sleep all day on Saturday. Just thought you’d like to know.
If you’re called to something; called over by someone they’ve chosen you specifically because you’re needed.
You’re needed, you’re significant, God has chosen you specifically because he needs someone exactly like you.

“The Kingdom of heaven in like a king who has prepared a banquet…” – Matthew 22:2
“…Many where invited but few are chosen” – Matthew 22:14

The Kingdom of heaven is like a banquet (as said in Matthew 22:2) or a party and everyone is invited. The whole world are invited to the kingdom of heaven, that’s just God’s grace; no matter who you are, you’re invited to be in the kingdom of heaven, but the few chosen are those who have RSVP’d to the invite, God’s followers.

We all know that it’s a privilege to be in God’s kingdom, but because we’re now there, it’s time we started acting like it, because we’ve been chosen it gives us a calling. (The Overall calling mentioned 2 weeks ago in the post of ‘Called and Enthralled’)

If you live out God’s calling he’ll bless you, the Bible says he glorifies those who follow his ways. I’m not saying only live like God wants you to for a reward because that’s not what it’s about, I can’t explain what it’s about, but when you start to be obedient to God you’ll understand what I’m talking about, it has it’s own rewards.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
There’s truth right there. God will bless you if you live out his purpose. Move forward in purpose. Not backwards, nor left or right, forwards, move forward in purpose.

Here’s a nice cheesy analogy for you:
Jesus is your compass, always telling you which way is north or forward. It’s never changing, always pointing one way, always telling you to move forward, to not look back, but to keep moving, to not give up. Keep going forward, forward in purpose. Stick with Jesus and you won’t go wrong at all.

Thanks for reading, see you next week.

Nicko 🙂

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