Words from the Heart for Friday November 20th, 2020
I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:1-2 (NIV)
Worthy of the Calling
Canada’s Calling is a new podcast series that follows hosts Mike and Ashley as they travel to every province and territory to connect with Canadians who are answering their calling. A journey where they leave each visit changed by the people they encounter and the experiences they come across. They weave together the stories of the people and the places that make each area of Canada unique and connect to what it truly means to be Canadian.
In 1997, a friend of mine was appointed by President Clinton as the first US ambassador to Vietnam since the US had pulled out of Vietnam 24 years before. Pete had been a POW in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” during the war, and when he was appointed US ambassador, he fully understood the responsibility that was his at that historic moment. He did a superb job and proved to be worthy of that high calling. In a spiritual sense, the apostle Paul speaks to this in Ephesians 4:1-2: “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” As followers of Jesus, we have a call upon our lives to live a life worthy of the highest calling of all – to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world. We represent the Kingdom of God – a kingdom diametrically opposed to the kingdoms of this world in both worldview and attitude. We are called to be humble and gentle, patient and loving. As we relate to others, we must ensure that they see Jesus in us, and be drawn to Him by how we treat them and others.
These have been words from the heart.