Sunday, September 5, 2010

Called Out

Today, this being a Sunday, I thought it would be a good time to tell you. If you are a Christian, you are called out.

When I was saved, many years ago, I read Daughter of Destiny by Jamie Buckingham. It was the biography of Kathryn Kuhlman. She is the lady who had in her latter life, fantastic miracle services of healing. One thing that got the attention of a new person in the Lord was how she got "called out" to the ministry by an evangelist in church one day. It made quiet an impression on her so that it wasn't long before she got herself "out there" and began speaking.

For awhile, I waited to get the call. There was something in me that was sure I should be getting it. Well, I soon began reading the Bible through and on one of those times, I received my marching orders. See, I didn't just want to be saved. I wanted to do something special with my life. I think I first saw it in Judges 6:14 where the Lord talks to Gideon: "Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?" NKJ. That was my official call from the Lord. I didn't have to hear it at church or at some retreat. Just to know that He wanted me in His service was wonderful.

For awhile, I looked at every job to see if the numbers 7-6-14 were anywhere about. (Judges being the seventh book in the Bible.) I never saw it. But still I knew that as I went about my life, my work, and my new writing venture that somehow I would be serving Him.

Recently, I have been having a renewed interest in the healing ministry. I began with it and I hope to be learning more all of the time. My 7-6-14 scripture showed up recently in my readings and I know I am on the right track.
So if any of you have been yearning to hear the call to a new place or a special ministry, my message to you today is, go for it. You are called. It's in the Bible. There are lots of other places of called-outedness. Let one speak to you, embrace it, and do exploits. Not that we can do anything of ourselves, but "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."Philippians. 4:13 NKJ. And we "workers together with Him..."2 Corin. 6:1 NKJ.

I feel like I know where I'm going. I had been in a muddle and things are being made clear. I'm taking one day at a time, letting my relationship with the Lord grow deeper and letting Him direct my steps. It is a serious, "fearful", trusting, joyous satisfying thing to be sure.


  1. Thank you for the powerful reminder that we are all called! And have already been, so what are we waiting for?!?!? :O)

  2. I pray the Lord will guide you on this newly appointed ministry. Have a safe and blessed Labor Day!

  3. Sounds awesome! We are all called, but will we go?

  4. Best of luck with your calling. This post, as are all your others, is very inspiring.

  5. Hi Nancy -

    I've found He opens doors, but I have to walk through them. My obedience to His leading is the critical factor.

    Susan :)