Return to God Pt 4 – Lay Hold of God
January 26, 2020
Stepping into an Open Heaven Pt 2 – Knowing the Holy Spirit
February 9, 2020

Stepping into an Open Heaven Pt 1 – Obeying God’s Call

This Sunday’s message in the series of “Stepping into an Open Heaven”, was about “Obeying God’s Call” Pastor Gaby preached that true fulfillment comes only when we walk in God’s purpose. It is not enough to know our call but we need to accomplish it. Unless we know the purpose for which God has created each one of us, how can we live towards it? Even Christians may not be walking in the will of God and thereby, step out of the open heaven.

Yes, God has a purpose for each and every one, because we are His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10), and He chose us before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4-5). Even if from a human perspective, you may think that your existence is based on a mistake, God had planned for you to be born. When we know the purpose for our life and live towards fulfilling it, we have no regrets when looking back, just like Paul (2 Timothy 4:7, Acts 20:24, 1 Corinthians 9:24) and Jesus, whose last words were a triumphant, “It is finished.”

The devil tries everything so that we do not accomplish our purpose (Ephesians 6:12). We are in a constant battle, and as a result, pain and challenges may push us away from our calling. Therefore, we must get two things straight:

1. We need the Holy Spirit to remove the veil from our eyes, or our efforts will be in vain (Mark 1:9-10).

2. We need to fulfill our first and primary call before we can fruitfully walk in our secondary callings, such as being a good father, husband, pastor, business man, etc. Our first call is our relationship with God. He calls us to Himself (Matthew 4:19, Mark 3:14, Isaiah 6:8) for fellowshipping and communicating with Him.

The disciples spent three years to know Christ before He sent them out. It is necessary to take time to know God intimately, and to recognize that we depend on Him in all things. Moses was curious to know God more (Exodus 3:1-3). Knowing God, obeying His will and – as a result – achieving the purpose for which God has called us, gives us contentment. Therefore, don’t just ask, “God, what shall I do?” Rather ask, “God, I want to know you more.” Don’t worry, He’ll tell you when it is time for you to go, and He’ll give you tasks.

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