We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which He prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).
Do you hunger to make a difference in this world? Even children yearn to discover their purpose. My husband’s father, the late Dr. Howard Chadwick, served God faithfully as a minister for over seventy years. He used to encourage our three children to search wholeheartedly for their life’s calling. “Look around you at the needs you see in the world,” he would tell them. “Then take an honest look at your own gifts and talents. Your calling may be found where those two intersect.” Or put another way, Where is your holy discontent?
This week is the final stretch of our 40-Day Challenge. Let’s wrap up with Step Six: ANSWER God’s Call. We’ve devoted 40 days to training our hearts to hear God’s voice. I hope you’ve learned how to become more ALERT and I’m guessing you’ve noticed signs of God at work. I especially pray that you’ve become more sensitive to His voice.
But friends, here is where I must pause. If the wonderful blessings of learning to hear God’s voice, draw near to Him in prayer and claim the promises of His Word extend no further than our own little world, then so what? I am convinced God’s amazing blessings during this prayer journey are so that I will be His hands and feet in this hurting and broken world.
Therefore, I constantly ask myself: Is my life a so what? or a so that? Continue reading