When God calls us to do something He will give us the skills and ability to do whatever He calls us to do. It may seem to be impossible and unreal at the time of His call, but He will never allow us to embarrass Him. If He calls us He will equip us.
This is an important fact for Christians. There may be times when we “think” God has called us to do some “thing” because it is “attractive” or “appealing” or “glamorous” or “may give us power over people” or “no one else can do it.” But it’s not God calling us at all. It is our “ego” wanting attention and we “put it on” or “blame God” for whatever we may want to do and then try to “obligate Him” to make it work.
The Psalmist made an interesting observation when he said, “For I delight in Your commands because I love them.” When God calls us to serve Him, He puts a love in our heart that will not be diminished when the days seem longer than usual or the tasks are seemingly unbearable or the demands far beyond us. When God calls us to serve Him, He will give us whatever strength we need to do whatever He has called us to do.
Do you remember the story of a tall, well-built boy carrying a smaller child who was unable to walk on his back? A stranger asked, “Do you carry him to school each day?” “Yes, I do,” he replied. “Isn’t that a heavy burden for you to carry?” “Oh no, Sir. He’s not a burden, he’s my brother.” Like God’s commands: They are not a burden - they are a delight when we truly love them!
Prayer: Father, give us hearts that delight in serving You because we love the privilege we have to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.