Where, then, does God’s call beckon us? First, it calls us to live in an ever-increasing love and knowledge of the triune God. Second, it calls us to discern the particular vision God has for us. Let us think of vision as a picture of a future reality. Our work of discernment, then, is to seek God’s guidance as to what God envisions for us. That vision may be something exciting, or it may inspire fear; I suspect it is usually a little of both. In any case, it is God inviting our called being into a picture of need that will serve the common good. We are called to God’s vision for each of us.
—Christine Harman, For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts (Discipleship Resources, 2021)
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Therefore, brothers and sisters, holy partners in a heavenly calling, consider that Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also “was faithful in all God’s house.”
—Hebrews 3:1-2, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Give me knowledge and insight that will help me make the right choices in my life. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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