I am called!! YES!!
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-9
Tomorrow is a big day for me as I am to be interviewed for a global leadership role. And in preparation for the interview I have been thinking a lot about my vision for the organisation I might lead, and was blown away when I received a strong sense of what God wants me to do:
To be part of leading a reformation of society, one person at a time.
The position I am being interviewed for would be an amazing way to express this calling, but I also realise that if it isn’t this particular position, another will emerge.
Wow I get excited at the thought of being part of leading a reformation of society, one person at a time! Society will reform when you and I submit to God and come into His presence. For once this happens we will see a change in our attitude, a change for the good in how we relate to those around us and how we decide what is important in life.
I believe this will lead to more passionate evangelism, increased involvement in church, an increase in discipleship, and many more acts of selfless service, all towards glorifying God. This will lead to a greater concern for the poor and disenfranchised and less glorification of material excess, we will witness greater acts of love and compassion and less violence and self interest, we will see families drawn closer together rather than being pushed apart through anger and abuse. And I yearn to be part of this reformation.
This calling is a culmination of many years of preparation and yet it coming today is absolutely perfect. As tomorrow I am being interviewed for a role that would provide the structure in which to offer global leadership to this calling.
In the Joshua reading above I am challenged and encouraged to spend considerable time reflecting on the Bible. As it says to meditate on it day and night, so that it doesn’t depart from my mouth. The challenge of the teaching contained within the Bible to be constantly part of my thinking, part of my approach to life.
As this calling starts with me, I am the first person who needs reformation. I need to continue to spend time in the Bible, to be praying, facing my sin and actively yearning after Jesus. And I don’t do this alone, for as Joshua states, I am to Be strong and very courageous… for the LORD my God will be with me wherever I go!! Praise God!!
So will you join me in this calling? Will you submit to God and open yourself up to reformation, to an even greater change in your heart? I invite you to join me as together we yearn to be in God’s presence!!
And I invite your prayers as I am interviewed for this awesome role; I seek only to do God’s will. (My interview is on friday the 23rd April at 11am, to see what time this in your part of the world click here.)
God bless ya!
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Yahweh’s Yarn in a Year : 1 year Bible reading plan
The portion for the next two days is: Mark 9-10
To access the complete plan for the year click here.