Following God’s Call

March 17th, 2023

Matthew 10:34-42

Oswald Chambers writes on the first day of the year in My Utmost for His Highest, “When we consider what it will cost others if we obey the call of Jesus, we tell God He does not know what our obedience will mean . . . He does know. Shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only: My Utmost for His Highest.”

Following Jesus calls for absolute loyalty. It is a cross-bearing, life-losing call. It is a call that does not hesitate when the cost is great to us or even to those we love. Following Jesus also requires a community of believers. Those who have been called away from family depend on the Body of Christ. The community of faith welcomes us wherever we are called. We are not called to follow alone or unsupported. God has called a host alongside us who will be our mothers and fathers and sons and daughters.

Author: Vicki Copp

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