Eph 1:16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling
Phillpians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.”
THIS CALL IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT OBTAINING AS IT IS BECOMING.
FOR A CHRISTAIN TO NEVER SEE THEIR OWN IMPORTANCE IS AMOST AS BAD AS NEVER KNOWING WHO YOUR PARENTS ARE.
WE ARE SPECIAL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.
2 Tim 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
YOU ARE NOT OPERATING IN THE GRACE OF GOD WHEN YOU ARE OPERATING IN YOUR OWN ABILITY.
GOD’S PURPOSE IS THE PRODUCT OF HIS GRACE
THE REVELATION OF THE CALL BECOMES ONE OF THE MOST RADICAL LIFE CHANGING CONCEPTS YOU CAN HAVE.
HE SAVES YOU IN ORDER TO GET YOU INTO HIS PLAN.
GOD’S FAITHFULNESS AND HIS DEALINGS WITH US ARE RELATED TO HIS CALLING.
1 Cor 1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
WE ARE CALLED INTO FELLOWSHIP.
1John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
THE NEW TESTATMENT IS GOD’S INVITATION TO SHARE HIS FELLOWSHIP.
WHEN FELLOWSHIP BECOMES OUR OBJECTIVE THEN WE PROVE GOD’S FAITHFULNESS.
THE REASON CHRISTIANS AREN’T SURE IF GOD IS FAITHFUL IS BECAUSE THEY HAVEN’T BROUGHT THEIR LIVES INTO LINE WITH GOD’S PURPOSE.
1 Thess 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and bodybe preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
GOD’S FAITFULNESS IS RELATED TO HIS PURPOSE WHICH IS TO MAKE US HOLY.
Eph 4:1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;
(AMP “The calling you received”) (1 Thess 1:11)
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
THE GRK WORD “WORKMANSHIP” IS POIEO, WHERE WE GET THE WORD POEM.
SO, GOD HAS CALLED US TO FELLOWSHIP, TO HOLINESS AND TO GOOD WORKS.
YOU WILL BE A FRUSTRATED CHRISTIAN UNTIL YOU FIND OUT THE GOOD WORKS FOR WHICH GOD HAS SPECIFICALLY CREATED YOU.
Rom 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
YOU’VE GOT TO GET IN LINE WITH GOD’S PURPOSE.