Monday, April 28, 2014

Worthy of the Calling?

We were reminded of this (beautiful) passage at tonight's ordination service for the Oklahoma District Church of the Nazarene:

"I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

So much to chew on here. Such a radical, life-changing, life-affirming call! So much more than we could ever hope to accomplish on our own. But there's good news!

"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all." -Ephesians 4:1-6 (NRSV)

And it's true! It is God who calls us. It is God who sustains us.
And God is faithful. God provides. God can be trusted! :) 

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