You Have Been Called

Today’s blog continues the discussion on Divine Call.  How are you called to be a vessel through which Love is known in this world?

Thus says the Lord,

Here is my servant whom I uphold,

my chosen one with whom I am pleased…

I, the Lord, have called you for the victory of justice,

I have grasped you by the hand;

I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations,

to open the eyes of the blind,

to bring out prisoners from confinement,

and from the dungeon those who live in darkness.

Isaiah 42: 1, 6-7

 YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED:

Today’s blog is more of a reflection activity than an actual “blog.”  I invite you to slowly and prayerfully read the scripture passage above, imagining that these are God’s words FOR YOU!  Imagine that these words are being addressed to you personally, that you ARE the servant with whom God is pleased.  Now imagine that you are the one being called for the victory of justice, to be a light of peace to the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to set prisoners free and to lead people out of darkness.   Because guess what?   YOU ARE that person…..as are each and every one of us.  Now, in your notebook or journal or on a random piece of paper, write down how you feel about this call.  How, specifically, are you being called to live out this call?  How are you already living out that call?

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries

http://yourspiritualtruth.com

3 thoughts on “You Have Been Called

  1. In reflection, I may possibly be only as effective as I am liberated myself. In other words, I still experience the “prison” of my own thoughts and reactions – ego centered ones – that conceal the Divine within me. They manifest as worry, fear, control, and so forth.

    Honestly, I don’t know if these thoughts are going away any time soon – especially during the challenging times in life. I think all I can do is learn to deal with them in a positive fashion by viewing them as products of my conditioning, beliefs, and so forth and allowing them to come and go as thoughts do during meditation.

    Maybe my contribution to others’ freedom is to be impeccable honesty about the challenges of my own journey so I can be present with others to hold their hands as they face the challenges of their own path. We’re on in the same boat. Compassion may be the ultimate contribution here.

  2. I try every day to “radiate Christ.” In recent months I have come to dwell more than before on the physical and spiritual “healing” dimension of the life of Jesus of Galilee. Thanks for your text. Patrick K

  3. Lauri,

    You are beautiful!

    I just finished reading Genesis again. A few things stand out for me: the idea that God was “with” certain people throughout that book. Funny, those whom God was with were not fundimentally different from anyone else: they faced crazy challenges, made bad decisions and sometimes were just plain mean. Eventually, they prospered in the conventional sense (sort of).

    So what about this passage of Isaiah? It points, for me, directly to my understanding of Jesus’ message. It makes me feel humble, grateful and glorious. I am and we are a priestly people, holy for those who may not have positive associations with priests, prophetic and royal. And God is with us, in us, through us. Emmanuel.

    Thanks.

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