Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling | Is Jesus calling you? | #podcast #christianpodcast #jesus #faithJesus Calling Episode 65

Is Jesus calling you? We all know the answer but maybe you are not aware of the ways He calls to you each day. In this episode, Felice shares how she missed all the times that Jesus was calling her and some tips that might be helpful for you in your daily life.

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Friends, we live in a very heated political climate right now. There is no longer a right or wrong there is an only “my way or the highway,” approach to discussions. We just can’t avoid it and at best the allure to be conformational and prove our point sometimes gets ahead of us. Yet, is this how Jesus is calling you to respond.

We don’t understand God ways and even discussing him on this podcast makes me feel so inadequate. We face a daily challenge of living our lives and living them with Christian virtue. How will others see Christ if they can not see Him in us, especially if they know we are Christians.

I have a son who loves to wear Christian t-shirts. He also tends to be a hot-head and he is easily provoked by his siblings. I’ve often reminded him when we are heading out to an event or dinner that he is responsible for the words on his shirt. People will judge him in a harsher light if they see that he is over-reacting to a sibling instead of showing Christ’s compassion to them. (Especially if he is wearing a t-shirt that says, “Jesus saves,” or “God is love.”

If you need a devotional I recommend a wonderful little book by the title Jesus Calling and I highly recommend this as a gift for a loved one and a perfect gift for a high school student, or one leaving for college life. This book is filled with short thought-provoking readings taking less than five minutes to read with some wonderful Scripture references.

When you read the Bible or a devotional, listen. Look. Watch. Each day.

How does the Lord call to us each day? Is it to help a child? To prepare a meal? To smile at an elderly person in church or the grocery store? Is it to let someone ahead of you in line, or to help someone to unload their grocery cart?

How does the Lord call us each day? Is it in that still small voice? It is in a way that speaks comfort to our soul that could be in turmoil? If we spend time with the Lord, in His word, in prayer, in a quiet church we can soak up the comfort that only comes from God. We can offload our burdens to Him and His capable and loving heart. We can feel His arms around us and place our head on His shoulder like a child.

Do we have faith like a child? Do we really believe? Is God who He says He is there for us each and every day in the now, the right now? If He is and we believe then we should follow His call. Jesus does not ask much. We should offer Him our love and our obedience not because He needs either – God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit need nothing from us. Nothing. However, because of His love, we should want to be the best Christian follower we can be.

He calls us each and every day. He calls us in the good times. He calls us in the bad times. He calls us in the sunshine. He calls us in the rain. He calls us all of the time.

This verse in 1 Kings shows us the power of the Lord:

1 Kings 19 – 9-13 —  the Lord speaking to Elijah

We may not be blessed to hear the voice of the Lord our God as Elijah did – but we can hear His small still voice. Remember, a few minutes with God each and every day. Close your eyes and be present to Him.

Even if you do not feel anything or hear anything interiorly you know without a shadow of a doubt that HE IS HERE. The Lord is with you all the time. We learned as children that God is everywhere if He is everywhere and you are somewhere He is with you!

Dear Friends let’s pray.

Lord I, want to follow you, and I want to hear your call for me. Jesus I, know you call me each day and I miss those little signs. Please open my eyes to your calling each day. Open my eyes to the ways I should be present for my family, relatives and those in my life – those people you have surrounded me with. Nothing is an accident with You Lord you know every thing that happens in our lives. Nothing is a surprise. I ask Lord that you give me the grace to know You better, to hear your small still voice, to be present when I should be and to know the difference between busy work and work for the Kingdom of God. Help me to align my priorities to keep my focus on You and to do every good thing for the glory of God! And, I pray this in Jesus precious Name. Amen.

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