The Call of the Natural Life

January 17th, 2013 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

When it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me . . . —Galatians 1:15-16


The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize what I truly desire to do for Him. The call of God is an expression of His nature; the service which results in my life is suited to me and is an expression of my nature. The call of the natural life was stated by the apostle Paul— “When it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him [that is, purely and solemnly express Him] among the Gentiles . . . .” Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion. But strictly speaking, there is no call to that.
Service is what I bring to the relationship and is the reflection of my identification with the nature of God. Service becomes a natural part of my life. God brings me into the proper relationship with Himself so that I can understand His call, and then I serve Him on my own out of a motivation of absolute love. Service to God is the deliberate love-gift of a nature that has heard the call of God. Service is an expression of my nature, and God’s call is an expression of His nature. Therefore, when I receive His nature and hear His call, His divine voice resounds throughout His nature and mine and the two become one in service. The Son of God reveals Himself in me, and out of devotion to Him service becomes my everyday way of life.
January 17, 2013
Journal Entry for Today-JDV
Hallelujah, He lives in me…Lord this is the verse that kept coming to me over and over from this song….. Hallelujah, He lives in me. Thank you for this reminder and reinforcement. Sometimes I forget that the very Spirit of God lives in me. I know I am not worthy but Jesus is worthy and He lives in me.
And God says…”Simply open your heart and listen for Me and you will be reminded that I am with you always, in every circumstance. I am always with you, living inside of you and through you. I am the Great I AM. You need not wait for Me to reveal myself, I reveal myself all the time, all the day long, simply open your heart and listen for Me. My sheep know My voice and hear Me.  I speak to you all day long in a voice so quiet that you must be still and listen closely. Be still and know that I am God, and I love you.”

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