Soul Talk

What is Your Calling from God?

Today’s sermon in church was really powerful. I am overwhelmed after hearing God’s messages through Rev Dr Maggie Low, a lecturer at the Trinity Theological College and an ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore. This has to be one of those meaningful lectures or seminars that spoken through the wise men and women who has sent them to motivate people. It is one of those last lectures in your life that you will remember it for life.Right after the sermon, I know I have to blog about it so that others can receive this great news.
Dr Low begin her sermon with the readings of the bible scripture from the book of Genesis .
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Now the LORD said to Abram,
” Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
– Genesis 12:1-3
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What are the imperative words in this verses, she asks. On her next powerpoint slide, she shows us the verse again but this time with some words highlighted in bold.
Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

In the next slide, she shows us the bible verses found in the New International Version which says,

“The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.”

So, God commanded Abram to leave his country and go to the land. God promised Abram that He will bless him and make him a blessing to others.

She continues by highlighting 3 take-away points from this bible verse.

1. Providence
2. Posterity 
3. Power
One of the crucial message that I took home with me today is that God provides. Trust in the Lord that He will provide. If you are already self-sufficient and had everything you’ve wanted, do you think you would turn to God and trust that He will provide? When you feel that you’re insufficient and in a need of help, you will turn to Him and rely on His strength to pull you through.

Sometimes it feels like we do not have the capacity to do the impossible but always place your faith on God and do things not by your own strength but God’s. Today the church choir also sang a beautiful hymn which reminded us that the Lord is our strength.

Habannuk’s Prayer
The Lord is my strength, He makes my feet like the feet of the deer.
The Lord is my strength, He helps me walk upon the highest places.
The Lord is my strength, and I will rejoice in His name.
Though I look out and the trees are all bare, though I can see no fruit on the vines,
even through the world is raging around me, I will still rejoice.
Words: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Music : Mark Patterson 
There was one particular story which she shared with the congregation that moved me to tears. It’s a story about a ex-prisoner convict who was sentenced to jail for 22 years. Both he and his brother were caught for drug trafficking but thankfully, he was not not sentenced to death though he could have if not for his lawyer who defended him. His brother was not as lucky as him and had to be sent to the gallows. Upon hearing the news of his brother’s death sentence, he was devastated and even attempted to commit suicide. It was on the night of Christmas eve when he thought of ending his life by stuffing himself with soap. But on that very night, he heard something which changed his life. In his cell, he heard christmas carols sung from a far. Indeed, a church group was singing christmas carols in the prison. Immediately, he felt touched and his heart was filled with a inner sense of peace. God’s peace. From then, he gave his life up to Christ.
God has never failed to amaze me time and time again. Isn’t He truly amazing?
The speaker went on further talked about our calling for God. We are all called upon to serve Him in different ways. I am excited to know what is His calling for me and how I can serve Him. Maybe I could be serving him by spreading and sharing His words through my blog. Maybe I could sing praises, hymns and songs of our Lord that could touched others. I may be disheartened and had little confidence in myself because I knew I wasn’t born to be a natural writer who writes exceptionally well. I do not have exceptional writing skills or a sensational singing voice that wowed others. So how can serve God in my capacity? What if I am not writing in way that God wants me to do? What if people criticizes my singing videos and wrote nasty comment about it? What if I can’t pull off a song? But all these fears just melt away after knowing that God provides. 

There’s a strong desire in me to walk even closer to Him so that I could discover more about Him and find out what’s His calling for me.

What is your calling from God? 
Seek,find and pray.
You’ll be called upon some day.
Amen.

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