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Before we had phones that told us who was calling I would sometimes guess who was calling. For example I would pick up the phone and say hello Aunt Pat, hello dad, hello Fred. One time I recall my guess was wrong and I felt kind of foolish.
Hello I am Billy David Dickson with a thought on the Bible and answering the call.
Genesis 12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Now the Lord said to Abram,“[a]Go forth from your country,And from your relatives And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
2 And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so [b]you shall be a blessing;
3 And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who [c]curses you I will [d]curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
A. First off answering the call of the Lord is an act of obedience. A
true child of the Lord Jesus should never say no Lord when the
Lord tells him or her to do something. Lord means authority- boss. You might ask how do you find out what God wants you to do by studying his word, by praying, and getting the input of others.
B. Then according to Genesis chapter 12 answering the call might mean leaving
where you are now. We often think here of those who go to other nations as
Missionaries and yes that is true but this also might mean leaving whatever
your comfort zone is. It might mean not sitting at lunch with your friends and
sitting with a group of different people at your school. It might mean starting
a new ministry, starting a new job.
C. Then answering the call means you will be blessed. Every time we do
what the Lord wants us to do God will bless us. He will bless us his way. That
doesn’t mean we will get rich far as the things of this world goes but we
will be rich in the things of God.
So today are you going to answer the call of God on your life. Are you
ready to obey, and leave your comfort zone. I would encourage you to do that.
That is a thought on the Bible.
Until next time,
I’m Billy David Dickson
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