Friday, September 13, 2013

~ "Called to witness..."

My neighbors planted flowers in my planter...
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are calledBut God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty (1 Cor 1:26-27)

I'm sure you have heard the expression "when God made you, He broke the mold".  We are all as unique and different as grains of sand.  Yet, depending on the beach you go to, sand looks and feels the same beneath your feet and as it falls through your hand.  If you go to another beach, the texture may be a little different, but still feels the same.  Then there is sand on the Islands of Hawaii that is black.  Looks different, feels different.  There are white sandy beaches in the Caribbean that are soft like baby powder.  There is sand on the coast of Ireland that is coarse.  Then there are the bags of sand you buy at the toy store that, in my opinion, don't feel like sand - just dirt.  If you've never been to the beach, you would have nothing to compare it to.  If you've only been to one beach, that is all you know.  

Each of us is given an opportunity to accept Jesus as our Savior.  Not just saying the words - feeling it in your heart and soul and KNOWING that His sacrifice was for you!  Some people receive a "calling" from the Lord.  A calling to perform a specific task for Him.  Some are called to preach, some are called to take His message to far off places, some are called to sing, some are called to write.  

We each have a job to do while we are here and that is to spread the word of God.  Sharing a prayer with someone, comforting those in pain, doing something to make someone who is down feel better, feel loved.  

God walks among us all.  He has a something special in mind for each of us.  Sit and listen, you'll know what He's asking of you.  Do whatever it is He's calling you to do completely!  Continue, even if you feel you are not seeing any results...He sees the results!  Do everything out of love for the Creator who made you and the Savior who freed your soul - do everything with the help of the Holy Spirit and you will succeed.  Even without a rainbow, there is a promise!!!