Discipleship

Discipleship

“Jesus of Nazareth always comes asking disciples to follow him–not merely “accept him,” not merely “believe in him,” not merely “worship him,” but to follow him: one either follows Christ or one does not. There is no compartmentalization of the faith, no realm, no sphere, no business, no politic in which the lordship of Christ will be excluded. We either make him Lord of all lords, or we deny him as Lord of any.”
Lee Camp

NIGERIA: 43K Christians Killed, 18.5K Abducted, 17.5K Churches Attacked in 12 Years — Deep calls to deep

The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), a non-profit based out of Nigeria, has released a new report detailing the mass violence against Christians in Nigeria over the past 12 years. The report states that 43,000 Christians have been killed by Nigerian Islamic radicals in the last 12 years, 18,500 […]

NIGERIA: 43K Christians Killed, 18.5K Abducted, 17.5K Churches Attacked in 12 Years — Deep calls to deep

Are You Waiting

Are You Waiting To Be Called

Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed.

When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background. A sign on the receptionist’s counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office. The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area.

After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in. Naturally, the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn’t heard any summons yet. They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.

Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants, “Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled.”

The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, “Wait a minute, I don’t understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That’s not fair!”

The employer said, “I’m sorry, but the last several minutes while you’ve been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse Code: ‘If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.’ None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his.”

We are so busy living in a world that is full of noise and clatter, like that office. People are distracted and unable to hear the still, small voice of God calling as He speaks in creation, in the Scriptures, and in the life and work of Jesus Christ. The question is, “Are you listening to what the LORD is saying, or are you waiting to be called? Do you hear the LORD when he speaks to you or you are too occupied with the clatter all around you?”

— Author Unknown

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8

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