SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: EZEKIEL - Chapters 1 & 2
I’m reading through Ezekiel again, mostly to get to chapter 37 because I think that is one of the most amazing pieces of imagery in the Bible. However, it seems like big chunks of the Bible give lots of nourishment … so I decided on the whole book … a few nibbles a day.
One of the things I have struggled with over the years has been figuring out what I’m supposed to be “doing” for God. Then of course there is figuring out when the season has ended … and the review of: did I do that right? I know lots of us have that same struggle off and on as we try to follow Jesus so I am hopeful that this small offering will help someone out there.
So here are two questions to ask ourselves when we find our days swirling in a sea of “should I” about our calling in life:
Am I asking the Lord about my call or am I asking myself?
If we are asking … He is answering
Scripture reference: Luke 11:13 or Matthew 7:11
Do I really think the Lord God Almighty can’t make Himself clear?
Ezekiel 1 & 2 will clarify this in my heart for the rest of my days.
Please take time to read this magnificent passage.
So how about this mystery of “the call”?
GOD WILL BE CLEAR
Ezekiel was sitting in the midst of the exiles by the river … “the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.”
The Word of the Lord came to him.
The Hand of the Lord was upon him.
GOD WILL SPEAK TO US
Of course – Ezekiel was prostrate on the ground in the presence of the Living God – can you imagine the actual presence of the Lord as described in chapter one?
But God called him to stand up and told Ezekiel that He was going to speak to him and “the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me.”
GOD WILL SEND US
And we are not to be afraid no matter what the situation that surrounds us … and we must speak His words.
When we answer the first call to come to God’s heart and family through His Son, Jesus Christ … the rest of the “calls” will fall into place.
God knows who to call for what.
God equips those He calls.
We really can’t miss it when He speaks … trust me if we do – He gets louder.
There is no greater “call” than the call to worship God and to receive the gift of salvation through His Son.
Everything else will fall into place.