God is Calling You By Name

He is All-Knowing

The Lord knows you by name. He knows the course of your destiny and the trajectory of your life.

Governments worldwide have data of their citizens. They know every detail of their citizens; their full names, places of birth, age, occupation, tax returns, and every other aspect of their lives.

This is how organized earthly kingdoms are. How much more organized is His Majesty?

He tells Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV).

God does not need anybody’s opinion on you. He knows your weakness and strengths, and he is not judging you for either.

You are His chosen

God has chosen you to Himself. He wants to build a closer relationship with you. We pass through many situations in life which leave indelible marks in our lives.

Nevertheless, God still chooses us over everything.

Apostle Peter writes, “But you are chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV).

Do not judge yourself from your shortcomings and conclude that you are unwanted.

All the people that God has ever used were imperfect, probably not measuring up to the standards of men. God overlooked all their weaknesses and chose them for Himself.

God does not call The Qualified, He Qualifies The Called

Abraham was childless until he was 99 years when God blessed him with a son, Moses was a poor speaker but God used him to deliver the Israelites from bondage in Egypt, a poor widow of Zarephath in Israel fed prophet Elijah, and prophet Jeremiah was a child when God called him.

Throughout Biblical history, God has used the feeble to do His mission.

Apostle Paul emphasizes this in his letter to the church in Corinth, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are mighty” 1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV).

Do not look down on yourself that you are unqualified to be used by God. You are fit for His service regardless of prevailing circumstances.

Heed to His Call

There is no regret in serving the Lord.

He has called you to serve Him, heed His call the way young prophet Samuel did.

After the Lord had called Samuel thrice without him knowing that it was God, the fourth time He responded, “Speak, for your servant hears.” Samuel’s life thereafter changed for the Lord used him mightily.

The Reason God is Calling You

Jesus appeared to Apostle Paul, then Saul, when he was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians.

He wanted him to be a minister of the gospel. Jesus appeared to him at mid-day and called him by his name despite Saul’s bad history of being an anti-Christ.

God called Saul into His service and tasked him with evangelism. It is the reason why God is calling you too.

“To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” Acts 26:18 (NKJV).

He wants you to walk into the light and He will forgive your sins. God wishes that you bask in the light of Christ and enjoy the fruits of salvation.

The Joy of Salvation

There is great joy in salvation in Jesus Christ found in Him alone.

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12 (NKJV).

We receive a new identity through salvation. It gives us hope now, and in the afterlife.

The world is full of bad news, conflicts, despair, and hatred. Nothing good comes from it because everyone seeks personal gain. People of the world can do anything to fulfill their desires. In the process, they incur collateral damage to the livelihoods of other people.

God does not envision such a chaotic world for His people. He desires that they lack nothing good. Salvation makes this possible because God teaches us not to think so highly of ourselves than others. We grow to be our brother’s keeper while prioritizing their needs before ours.

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his interests but also for the interests of others” Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV).

The beauty of salvation lies in how selfless it is.

The Grace of God

It is the undeserving favor of God in our lives.

We rightfully do not deserve every blessing from the Lord but we live by His grace. Things could not be working out well for us but every hurdle can get cleared by the grace of God.

When God calls you by name and you heed to His call, He makes you His child. Thereafter, His grace and mercy abound in your life.

His mercy unlike that of men is unconditional.

God sent Jesus into the world that we might be reunited with Him after the fall of man. Jesus accepted to come into the world to die for our sins.

Apostle Paul tells the church in Corinth, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes, He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NKJV).

In conclusion, we are protected and sustained by the grace of God. During times of need, God has mercy on us and comes to our rescue.

“Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV).

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