1 Corinthians 1:1-3 –1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
People ask me why I wanted to be a pastor. My answer to them is simple and maybe a little shocking. I tell them that I did not “want” to be a pastor, but I was “called” to be a pastor.While it might not seem like a big difference, it is. Please understand, I love what I do and I am blessed to be used as a pastor and shepherd a flock that the Lord has chosen for me. But, I do this because I know this is the purpose that the Lord has put on my life. Because of this calling, I am able to serve the Lord with all of my heart and soul. I never question because I know that the Lord’s hand is upon my life.
In today’s scripture, Paul begins by saying, “called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God“. Paul always starts his letters reminding his readers that he too has been called into his ministry. And, it is this calling that allowed him to endure beatings, shipwrecks, imprisonment and worse. As you read this, take time today to hear the Lord’s voice and understand the calling He has placed on your life. Is it to lead a ministry? Is it to help those in your community? Is it to become a blessing and cornerstone in your church? Realize that there is a calling in your life and it is that calling that the Lord will use in a mighty and powerful way.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!