God’s Call to Action is the greatest gift a Christian can receive during his or her lifetime. For that reason the opportunity should not be squandered.
“But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you are in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you are in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior…”
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1: 9
Call to action The greatest gift ever received, which is the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit it is impossible to live a Christian life, treat others as Jesus instructed us to, or internalize the Word of God. Furthermore, to carry out God’s one will be a recipient of “The Holy Spirit.” Having the Holy Spirit empowers us to translate words, thoughts and passions into action.
As an example, “accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior means agreeing to pray for others, treating others as you want to be treated and being thankful for all that God has done.” Christians are inherently called to action.
Without the Holy Spirit it is impossible to embrace the Word of God, which is necessary to obey God’s Word. Jesus left instructions for us to follow in our walk with Jesus. The directions can be found in the Bible (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.)
”let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance” Proverbs 1: 5
The Holy Spirit gives me heart directions according to God’s will, and it provokes my heart to lead others to Christ by example. Because of the gift of the Holy Spirit I am not the woman I used to be. Although I am still a work in progress, “I am no longer a piece of work.” There is evidence that God is Head in my life. For this reason, I am forever grateful to God for gifting me with the Holy Spirit.
Knowing God has uniquely designed me with the ability to be all that He wants me to be provokes me to push myself to limits that would otherwise be undiscovered. God made me and shaped me into the being He wants me to be, but it is my responsibility to stay the course, and resist any desire to deviate.
Since praying is the only way of communicating with the Father, it stands to reason that prayer is needed to accomplish God’s will during anyone’s lifetime.
I thank God for saving me, and most importantly, for not treating me as my sins deserve. He connects the meaning of true Christianity to the relevance of Scriptures.
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40: 1-3
Lastly, the Holy Spirit helps me establish and maintain effective methods of carrying out His will.
“We need to remember that the disciples were common men given a compelling task…But they were an ounce more devoted than they were afraid and, as a result, did some extraordinary things” (Lucado, 1996).