Worthy Life

Paul writes to the church of Ephesus that we should “live a  life worthy of our calling.”  He describes this life as humble, kind, loving, patient, forbearing, and unified with others.  A tall order to be sure but entirely possible if we utilize all of the resources that grace provides (where God guides, he provides).

For the church in Thessalonica, he prays that “God would count us worthy of our calling.”  He continues and adds “May he bless every good purpose of ours and every act prompted by our faith that Jesus may be glorified in us and that we may be glorified in him.”

Our God is a reciprocal God; he only requires of us what he first imparts to us, and he has wonderful plans for us to share his glory and his kingdom forever.

It all started when he “qualified us to be partakers with the saints in the kingdom of light” – (Colossians Ch. 1).  We only need to realize that he has done it; he has qualified us for our present position, and he will continue to qualify us and equip us for every challenge and opportunity between here and heaven.  “May the God of peace himself make us holy; may our whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ; he who called us is faithful and he will do it.”

~ Brad Heilhecker