who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 2 Timothy 1:9 NRSV. This passage reminds me of Psalm 139:16: In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.
From these passages do you get the idea that God has plans for our lives and that He will give us the grace to do what He asks of us? Have you ever thought about what your ‘holy calling’ is? I believe also that–while there may be some dominant holy calling, holy mission that God asks of us–there are many smaller holy callings. This week I believe my holy calling is to write two different articles for an e-newsletter for a local charity. I have to put some ‘warm fuzzies’ in there and sound persuasive, not something I usually do in my writing. But, I also believe that if God calls me to it, He will lead me through it. I’m sure I will learn a lot this week about this process, and only God knows where all this will eventually lead.
I invite you to share something about one of your holy callings.
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