Life On Mission – Daily Devotion – Day 1
Today I start a new 30 day devotional to hear from God more clearly so I can live out the call he has placed on my life.
‘In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, ‘ Ephesians 1:11
‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ‘ Ephesians 2:10
‘I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. ‘ Psalm 57:2
‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ‘ Romans 8:28
What is being said?
I have children and one of the things that I have learned from being a dad is when my children call me there is real intention behind it. Often when they are calling is because they want me to take some form of action. In order for me to respond I need to understand and to be able to recognize the sound of their voice. Imagine if I started to respond to calls that sounded similar but were not my children; I could get myself in a whole heap of trouble! In the same way that a child calls us scripture also states that God calls us to get involved.
God is also calling us to take action but before we can do this we need to be able to recognize the person of God. What He sounds like, what is nature is like! In order to take the right course of action in the mission of God I need to know Him.
Its easy to have nice quotes that would make a great fridge magnet about always being on mission but knowing God, His heart what he sounds like is paramount to living an authentic life of mission so we do not fall foul of the enemies schemes.
In order to be able to live out a missionary lifestyle the first thing we need to do is to know God.
Today Lord I pray that I seek to know the person of Christ before anything else and I am attentive to you voice.