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“Will You Answer the Call?”

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Ring, ring, ring!  Jesus is calling!  Will you answer?  Have you already answered?  God is calling you to do what He created you to do.

In Jeremiah 1:4 God called Jeremiah and said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”    Did you know that God knew you, just like he knew Jeremiah? He knew you long before you were born or even conceived.  He knows us better than we know ourselves.  God thought about you and planned for you to be on this earth.  Each day that He gives you breath is a reminder that He has a plan and a purpose for your life.  Are you fulfilling the purpose?

You were fearfully and wonderfully created!  Whenever you feel discouraged or inadequate, you must remind yourself that you are valuable to God, and that He has a plan and a purpose for your life.  Jeremiah was appointed by God as a prophet to the nations.  Each of us have been called by God to do something.  However, throughout the Bible, we see that some people are appointed by God for specific kinds of  work such as; John the Baptist, Paul, David and Sampson.

Jesus is calling each one of us and my question to you is; “Will You Answer the Call?”  Whatever work you do, it should be done to give glory and honor to God (Philippians 1:1)  While you are doing whatever God has called you to do, I encourage you to do it cheerfully and with diligence.  For each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7) If you don’t know what God has called you to do here are a few things that He has called ALL believers to do:

  1.  Love God and love people
  2. Obey God, stop making excuses and do what He has told you to do
  3. Serve God by serving others
  4. If you are married, He has called you to be a good husband or a good wife
  5. If you have children, He has called you to be a good example and to train your children
  6. If you are single, He has called you to be married to Him
  7. Tell some body about God, be a light in this dark world

While you are doing these things, God will lead you and guide you into other things.  For many years I have practiced these principles in my life and now, I am officially answering the call of God.  On next Tuesday, October 13, 2015, I (along with 9 other servants of God) will be licensed as a Minister at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden @7:00 PM.  All are welcome to come and help me celebrate what God has done and is going to do.  To God be the glory!

Until next week!

Carolyn

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3 thoughts on ““Will You Answer the Call?”

  1. Terrah A. Dews on said:

    Great word!

  2. Congratulations on your ordination Minster Tatem. That’s awesome! Wishing you God’s blessings and guidance as you embark on your new calling.

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