Thursday, 3 March 2016

Calling? For What?

I'm still reading the awesome book by Chase Aderhold and Rudi Louw titled: "God's Love For You! Study Guide"

On page 30 they drill to the core of the calling of man. 

Man was not called for works to come into right standing with God ... to give and offer from his own pittyful means ... or any other man made tradition or custom. Instead ...

Corinthians 1: 9 says: “God has called us into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ.” Our calling is to share in the exact same fellowship which Jesus enjoys with the Father."

kaleō - to calll forth with a load voice. This is the same root word for church (to be called out from amongst).

koinōnia - to have fellowship, partnership with, association, communion, joint participation and intimacy even at the level of intercourse according to Strong's concordance.

The wonderful thing is as Aderhold and Louw explains further on the same page, that even though God is perfect and needs nothing, He desires for intimacy with us. He has chosen to need us because He has revealed Himself to be love (1 John 4: 8).

So, you do not have some sort of mysterious calling on your life that you are presently unawares of. 

Instead, our life is His calling!

What is that calling?

... to have fellowship with the altogether Love-Person, Grace - Jesus Himself!
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