This morning I went to our new family Physician, Dr. John Clendenin. He asked me about my symptoms and then listened to my chest while I took deep breaths in and out. I am so glad that we have doctors to help us when we are sick and give us their expertise advise on how we are to get well. Doctors are here to help us have a better physical life. Just as Preachers are here to help us grow in our spiritual lives, and teachers are here to help us grow intellectually. The fact is, that we all have a specific call to greatness. A job, a task, or a life-long vocation that enables us to carry out the call that God has placed on our lives. No, God has not called everyone to serve in a vocational ministry, but as a Christian we are all called to a life devoted to finding out what God’s will is for our lives. Sometimes that plan, His plan, changes to be different as we grow spiritually or as we get older. but either way He has placed in our lives a CALL TO GREATNESS. Your calling may be to minister to the people where you work, or to teach a Sunday school class, or to work at a senior center in your free time. Whatever it is God has called YOU. This is an excerpt that Steve Schieferstein sent me in an email today.
“If you believe God has called you to
greatness, your response to that call should
be to fall on your face before Him. That’s how
every great man and woman of God in Scripture
responded. When an angel of the Lord appeared
to Zacharias telling him he would have a son
named John, Zacharias hit the floor and didn’t
move, to the point that people wondered if he
The prophet Ezekiel said that in the
presence of the Lord, and at the vision God
gave him, he collapsed on the floor. God had
to tell him to get up saying, “Son of man,
stand on your feet, and I will speak to you” (
Ezekiel 2:1). When John the Revelator saw
Jesus standing in the midst of the seven
churches, he wrote, “And when I saw him, I
fell at His feet as dead” (Revelation 1:17).
Those who exalt themselves are humbled by the
Lord. Those who humble themselves before the
Lord are those whom the Lord raises up.”
When is the last time when you fell on your face before God? When was the last time you really worshipped God? Are you seeking Him in all you do? Are you asking Him to help you bloom where you are planted? Today, I pray that You will exalt the Lord with your actions, with your speech, in your relationships, with your innermost being, with your life.
God Bless, Micah