In our home, we have a wall hanging that says, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). What are our callings to serve the Lord, everyone?
Pastor Kevin Jones, in his sermon today, said that “none of us are called to the same discipleship”. How true, our callings are diverse and individual. A hymn in the service said it well: we are called to serve one another, we are called to be the light, hope for the hopeless, to love tenderly, walk humbly with God. And the possible callings do not cease.
For many of us, our callings change over time. Barbara Brown Taylor, in “Leaving Church”, felt called to the ministry. Finally, she felt called to leave the ministry. Ah, yes, as we mature, we all change, and that can lead to a life-changing calling. From a tomboy that could not get enough of horses, to a woman with a desire to pursue and advance her career, to a woman that gladly serves the Lord through her love —in all sorts of ways, my callings have changed many, many times.
Our life this past year has forced many to become a bit introspective. Perhaps this time has allowed us to determine our callings more completely. Whatever the time this past year has given to you, I hope that we can spread these callings to others more completely this year.
Lord, thank you for wanting us to assist you in your creation. Help us to better discern our callings of service to you. And thank you, Lord, for gladly allowing us to lean on you for support. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.