Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (26th May, 2015)

Posted: May 26, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Career, Christianity, Devotional, Inspiration, Inspirational, Quiet Time, Quotes, Religion, Sacrifice, Training, Words Of Wisdom

May 26, 2015

THE CALL

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Samuel 3:1-21

…the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou [eli] calledst me…

1 Samuel 3:4,5

Notice that Samuel did not know what the call of God was. In fact, he thought it was something very natural, a man’s voice. Eli (his pastor or father-in-ministry) helped him to recognize the call of God on his life.

This shows us that many times the supernatural is not as dramatic as we expect. Many people are called, but they think that because it feels natural, like a thought, an idea or even a conviction, it cannot be a call.

We have made the call of God into some mystical experience involving the hearing of voices, seeing of visions, and having of spectacular spiritual experiences. That is an erroneous generalization. Many are “called”, but many have not seen visions of Jesus.

The Bible teaches us that we are “called” to be saints (Romans1:7). In our calling to be saints, how many of us heard supernatural voices or have had thunder and lightning frighten us to salvation? If you call yourself a Christian, then you have received a divine call to which you have responded. That call was simply a conviction that came upon you about the reality of Jesus Christ. That conviction led you to give your life to Christ, and made you a born-again Christian.

In the same way that we are called to be Christians, God will call many of us to His service at one level or the other.You may not be called to a breath-taking level of ministry like Elijah, but it is still a calling!

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