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Yes Lord, I Hear You Calling

In March 2006, I "retired" from Visa after 26+ years to focus on my health (physical mostly, but assuredly mental and spiritual also) and well-being. I also began to consider more fully 'What's Next?' for me. During that initial time of not working and just 'being', my wife, Chrissie, recommended the book, "Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community", Farnham, Gill, McLean & Ward, Morehouse Publishing, 1991. As I was reading it, I was compelled to capture some morsels about "Call" in my journal. For me, writing something down, whether quoting directly or paraphrasing what I hear in it, makes it more palpable, tangible and real to me. Maybe its part of that "Read, Mark, and Inwardly Digest" process we often are encouraged to do when reading scripture. Anyway, since I decided on a whim just this morning to become a blogger, I will leap off here with this and see where it takes me.

"It is our faithfulness to God and not our station in life that honors a call."
"We often find our calls in the facts, circumstances, and concrete experiences of daily life."
"One sign that God may be calling is a certain restlessness, a certain dissatisfaction with things as they are..."
".. a sense that something is happening in one's life, that one is wrestling with an issue of decision; a sense of being in a time of transition."
"Call usually involves service or benefit to others."
".. the word OBEDIENCE derives from the Latin AUDIRE, which means "to listen".
"God not only calls, but empowers."
"MINISTRY is the active response to God's Call".

Okay then. Almighty Father, your seeking servant prays for guidance.


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Nov. 29th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
A.T. recommended that book to me as well. I need to get on it. I find the idea of call so intimidating, thinking that I can't possibly be overlooking something that seems so big.
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