Monday, February 25, 2019

Being Summoned by God - Book Exceprt

The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets. (Psalm 50:1) 

Reading the description of creation in Genesis, I am aware that initially God summoned me from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into me (Genesis 2:7). 

He created me in his image to give glory back to him. I am equipped to respond in a variety of ways. His giving me free will leaves this life-giving choice in my hands. 

I allow other things to summon me. They grab for my attention. I do not mean the important things that need to be tended regarding daily care. For me, it is either busyness or lethargy leading to unrealistic expectations that can throw me out of balance. I desire to be watchful, intentional, and tuned in to what God wants for me and from me. 

Jesus sought his Father at the rising of each new day. He was summoned by him so they could commune. With the plans for the day established and their fellowship enriched, Jesus went about fulfilling those plans that had been established. 

I may not be called to do great things as the world defines great . I want to persevere in partnership with God, grateful for the work He has created that is mine. I get caught up in comparison traps—others being summoned by him for different tasks and my covetousness of what they accomplish. 

How subtle it can be. Their specific plans are not the unique plans God has for me. He longs that I focus on how I am being summoned by him—what He is saying to me! 

I am not to summon myself. That could steer me off track. As I seek direction from God, He will see to it that I hear. If He is silent, that means I am to rest until all becomes clearer. It is important that I am expectant, willing to listen, and ready to follow through. 


Lord, from the rising of the sun to its setting, the daytime and nighttime are yours. I commit myself to listen and respond to your daily call. Then, the entire day becomes ours! Amen. 

from: "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter - When Challenges Dim Our View. Available at the Redemption Press Website (soft cover, hard cover, eBook)

Photo Credit: Lynn's photo taken in 2002 - Cambridge, England