Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Read: Mark 3:13-15
One of the greatest things that can happen to a man or woman is to be called by God. Those He called were not elected or voted for yet He called them. Psalm 115:3 says God does whatever He likes in Heaven. It is a great privilege to be called by God and a greater privilege to be ordained by Him.
And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would; and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, Mark 3:13-14
After He called to Himself as many as He would, He only ordained 12. That He chose you at all is enough reason to remain humble. You are not better than those He did not choose. Who are those He chooses? 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 says He chooses the foolish and weak. For some reason, he hardly chooses the strong and wise. Thank God He chose you!
Why did God choose you? He chose you so that you can become a vessel of honour in His hands. You can be assured that God sustains those He calls. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 says:
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
In Exodus 3:11-12, when Moses was told to go and bring out the children of Israel from Egypt, he was afraid but God assured him of His presence. Has God called you? He will sustain you. Do not fear the assignment He has given to you it may look quite enormous like the one given to Moses. It may also be full of dangers and difficulties; but as long as you are sure He is the One who assigned you, He will be there to see you through; after all, He knew your frailty before He called and assigned you (Psalm 103:14). If you do not need God, He will not call you. If you believe you are self-sufficient, God’s call is not for you. But if you see how much you need Him, you can be assured that He will not only call you, but will also use you to demonstrate His power, making you a star in the process. To what extent do you rely on your Caller?
Thank God for 30 minutes over His call upon your life. Ask Him for grace not to fail Him over the call.
Bible in one year: 2 Samuel 13-15