Rrrringg ……..Rrurrrrrring…… RRRR……..!

Some of us will sit at the phone waiting for “the call”.  Others will  first check call waiting. For those who do check, they will find God had summoned us at conception.

We speak of the “call” in many non-religious ways; call of the wild,  called to terms, call to action,  or call to change.  We characterize it as if it is some unknown summons served by some entity outside ourselves; one that we have some option to recognize or reject.

Oswald Chambers in his “My Upmost for His Highest” puts his finger on it when he concludes; “The call of God can never be stated explicitly; it is implicit. The call of God is like the call of the sea, no one hears it but the one who has the nature of the sea within him.”. It is this understanding that purpose is something that is not pried or nurtured out of us. …It is instilled in us. It comes as a natural and fundamental part of who we are.

As it is in all things God given, it is ours to accept or reject. The rejection however consigns us to a life of frustration and waste that, in the end, will never fulfill God’s intention for us, and will bear heavily upon us. As in the call of the sea, we may hear it  being voiced by the Holy Spirit who cries for response until it is answered.  Rom 11;29 advises; “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”

People around us will seldom hear the that constant ringing within you. They associate and confuse it with visions of what they intend for you in your “life’s work”. They may even pick up the phone and respond, “He is not here” fearing competition with their own perception as to who you should be.

Good advise would be to cast your boat out upon that sea of quiet contemplation where those wisperings of God’s purpose may be registered.  A place where you find direction to that promised shore of fulfillment and creativity in His image.

Wadsworth has it; “High is our calling friend! Creative Art (whether the instrument or words she (he) use. the pencil pregnant with ethereal  hues) demands the service of a mind and heart, though sensitive, yet, in their weakest part, Heroicly fashoned.” (Moreover, it is fashioned by our loving Father in heaven).

Check call waiting. It’s the first call.

About 4hispraise

I am quite simply a child of our Lord God. What good that I have done or may do, I pray will reflect solely on the presence of The Holy Spirit who speaks for me in all things.
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2 Responses to Rrrringg ……..Rrurrrrrring…… RRRR……..!

  1. Hearing, knowing and obeying God’s call is the only way to true peace and joy, enabling us to proceed with confidence, even if it also brings problems – and it most likely will.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    “They may even pick up the phone and respond, “He is not here” fearing competition with their own perception as to who you should be” – I have seen many parents answer “He is not here” for their children in choice of careers. Doctors want their children to follow their noble profession and often with their wealth and inheritance may cause children not to answer their “Ring” when it comes. Have heard of medical students who are not called to be doctors, grow mad and even commit suicide. For that is what sometimes happens when a person does not answer his personal call., who tries to please others .There is frustration unto death.

    Spiritually, the same may apply. Preachers’ kids may be taught to follow their parents into mission fields or into church ministry, on the assumption they would pick up the mantle of retiring parents but this may cause them to rebel and we have the negative characteristics of Preachers’ Kids who even do the opposite and reject following the Lord.

    So to each his own is the best policy. Let us be supportive of those who would follow the Lord in ministry if it is their calling or into calling heard only by the one who hears a different drum-beat. And if we do not understand, pray for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance, trust in Him and He shall direct the paths of our loved ones. .

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