Saturday, January 2, 2010

Irrevocable

29for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. Romans 11:29
How has God gifted you?
  • Are you able to pick up His Word, open it up and share it's truths with a class room of learners?
  • Has God placed a melody in your heart that you can't help but sing that draws others straight into the throne room of God in worship?
  • Do you do battle on your knees in prayer on behalf of others?
  • Are you able to minister to those in need, to the "least of these"?

All who know Him have been gifted with:

  • His grace - a favour we receive without any merit of our own.
  • Faith - being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
  • Knowledge - to know who He is and of His great love for us.
  • Forgiveness - pardon of sin and eternal salvation.
  • and so much more.

What is His call upon your life?

  • We've all been called unto salvation. The choice is ours. The invitation has been given.
  • We've all been called to be Missionaries - to go and tell - whether in our own neighborhoods, our workplace, our homes or around the world.
  • We've all been called to be His hands, His feet, His voice as we be 'Jesus with skin on' to those He brings across our paths.

Have you ever thought of these gifts, His call as being irrevocable? The word irrevocable comes from the Greek word, 'ametamelētos'. It means,1) not repentant of, unregretted.

God's gifts and His call on your life are eternal, forever, never to be taken back. What LOVE! Even when we mess up. Even when we've failed. God doesn't look down on us from Heaven and snatch back His gifts of grace or forgiveness. He doesn't say, 'Because you have fallen, you can be of no use to me!' From the depths of my heart I thank Him for being a God of 2nd, 3rd and 999,999,999th chances. He never gives up on us. He never stops drawing us to Himself. He never stops loving us!

Only God can bring about 'a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.' Only GOD! He is a reverser of destiny!

How will you use your gifts in 2010? What is your calling?

Father I thank you for Your wonderful gifts of grace, knowledge, wisdom and forgiveness in my life. I think you that you have equipped me for ministry and placed a calling upon my life to share Your love with a world lost without You. My heart is open and my YES is already on the table as I seek out an opportunity to serve You in my community, outside of the local church. Here I am Lord, send me. Father, be glorified! In the sweet, sweet name of Jesus ~ Amen.


12 comments:

~ Being Woven said...

Oh, Lisa, thank you for your heart-felt words of God;s truth, His gifts to us, and for reminding me that He NEVER gives up on us, that He is ALWAYS drawing us near to Him. A good way to begin this new year...filled with the words I needed to read and take to heart!
May your today be filled with the LORD.
loving you, ~ linda

P.S. Yes, I used to love walking out on the Huntington Beach pier on winter days. In fact, the ocean is lovely on winter days and especially in So. Calif. : )

Yolanda said...

I'm so glad for the truth's of God's word. PROMISES that can't and won't be broken. His love, so unending, and so undeserving. 2010....Lord, that my heart would be willing to be willing.

Love to you Miss Lisa,
Yolanda

Deb said...

I've been called to teach, and my dream is to write.

Most of all, I want to love Him with all of my heart.

And I'm so glad that He gives us grace, forgiveness, mercy, and plenty of do-overs.

Thanks for this reminder.

Sweet dreams.

Redeemed By His Love said...

Lisa, thank you for these words. Praying for more to come to His saving knowledge. Drawing near to the Lord and sharing His love to others.
Miriam

Just Be Real said...

Lisa, glad I found your blog. What an encouraging post on gifts. There is a lot here to mull over and digest. Appreciate you sharing from your heart here. Blessings and thank you.

Nana Jul said...

Thank God for His many chances to return to Him! Thank God for his irrevocable gifts and promises! Rms. 8:38,39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Hallelujah, AMEN!

What alot to take in. Great stuff to think on Lisa!
Love,
Julie

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Great material to meditate on today!

Happy New Year Lisa!

Marilyn

Heather C said...

What a great dose of perspective to share with us as we begin this new year! Bless you, my sweet friend!

lisasmith said...

One of my most favorite verses. A great word!

Crown of Beauty said...

I have missed you, and today it is a delight to visit you at your blog place.

This is a good reminder. Yes, like you I am serious about living out my calling.

Thank you. I pray that all is well with you.

Love
Lidj

lisasmith said...

LIsa, just stopping by to say you were on my mind today =) I'm praying all is well. blessings! lisa

sanjeet said...

I'm so glad that He gives us grace, forgiveness, mercy, and plenty of do-overs.
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