21-Day Growth Challenge | Day 21: "Called of God" Part Two, "Your High Calling"

Saturday, January 23, 2010 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Key Scripture
2 Timothy 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings 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 given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 

God bless you for reaching this final day of the 21-Day Growth Challenge! This is especially significant if you have made yourself available to walk with us for 21 straight days, even if you had to catch up on daily lessons!

If you have hit and miss over the past 21 days, I bless you for making the attempt, but I encourage you to rise higher to meet future growth challenges in life and ministry.

A “calling” is a divine summons to accept responsibility and fulfill assignments. When we accept responsibility as a calling from God, whether you are a preacher or not, you receive special grace and blessing from God including:

  • Conviction, Clarity 
  • Vision/purpose (Hab. 2:2-4) 
  • Inner motivation (Jer. 20:9; 1 Cor. 9:16) 
  • Helpers or “armorbearers” (1 Sam. 14:6-7) 
  • Grace, gifts & measure (1 Pet. 4:10-11; 2 Cor. 10: 13-14) 
  • Results/fruit (Mark 16:19-20; John 15:16)
  • Power from on high (Acts 1:8)
  • Ministry partnership with Jesus Christ, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:12-13)
This 21-Day Growth Challenge was a kind of calling. They way in which you responded to this challenge gives you some indication of your readiness to accept other assignments and higher callings from God.

I encourage you to continue to reach for God's best in every area of life! Run to meet your challenges! Trust God for strength and grace to do your work! Let God fill you afresh with His Spirit when you feel like giving up! Trust your biblical convictions and calling to carry you through!

God loves you and so do I!
Pastor Bryan Hudson

Day 21 Exercise
Comment on your experience and testimonies during this 21-Day Growth Challenge

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