I get nervous!
by Jane Wilson — July 21, 2014
Everyone gets a little nervous when they sense God calling them to do something new. It’s perfectly normal to feel inadequate. Plenty of men and women in the Bible felt the same way.
Philippians 2:13 is a great passage that provides all we need to know to step forward with courage. Here it is in The Amplified Bible translation:
[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
Wow! What do I take away from this Scripture?
- It’s not done in my strength,
by Jane Wilson — June 16, 2014
Christ’s call is clear: “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). We do not know the specifics of such an invitation, but we know the Person issuing it.
Every Christian is called by God to serve Him. Some are called to specific places and specific tasks to which others may not be called. All Christians are called to share their faith and to be about Christ’s mission in the world, but some Christians are called into what is often referred to as “full-time Christian service”, “a Christian vocation” or “the ministry.” All of these phrases refer to the calling to a career or vocation that is…