Today's "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers is so simple, yet so profound that I wonder if everyone will actually catch it!
The Consciousness Of The Call
For necessity is laid upon me: yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel — 1 Corinthians 9:16
We are apt to forget the mystical, supernatural touch of God. If you can tell where you got the call of God and all about it, I question whether you have ever had a call. The call of God does not come like that, it is much more supernatural. The realisation of it in a man’s life may come with a sudden thunder-clap or with a gradual dawning, but in whatever way it comes, it comes with the undercurrent of the supernatural, something that cannot be put into words, it is always accompanied with a glow. At any moment there may break the sudden consciousness of this incalculable, supernatural, surprising call that has taken hold of your life — “I have chosen you.” The call of God has nothing to do with salvation and sanctification. It is not because you are sanctified that you are therefore called to preach the gospel; the call to preach the gospel is infinitely different. Paul describes it as a necessity laid upon him.
If you have been obliterating the great super natural call of God in your life, take a review of your circumstances and see where God has not been first, but your ideas of service, or your temperamental abilities. Paul said — “Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” He had realized the call of God, and there was no competitor for his strength.
If a man or woman is called of God, it does not matter how untoward circumstances are, every force that has been at work will tell for God’s purpose in the end. If you agree with God’s purpose He will bring not only your conscious life, but all the deeper regions of your life which you cannot get at, into harmony.
The message here is that those whom the God of the Bible calls, will most definitely know that they have been called! And this will NOT be by much fan fair and publicity! It will most likely NOT be in the public eye at all! We all know that every born again believer has been 'called' to the Ministry of Reconciliation, presenting to sinners the WAY out of sin and into Jesus!How, when and where you are to carry this out will be your INDIVIDUAL and UNIQUE calling! So, spend the time necessary in His presence to develop trust that you hear His voice. Now go and DO what He has shown you! And HE will work with you in it all! AMEN! Here is Hillsong Kids with "I Give You My Hallelujah":
Shalom in Him!