The Lord God has given me
the tongue of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word
him who is weary.
Morning by morning he awakens;
he awakens my ear
to hear as those who are taught.
~ Isaiah 50:4, ESV ~
The greatest challenge Christians face is fulfilling their own calling where it so often goes against present day culture. It takes real courage to represent God in our daily lives. Our calling is to live with integrity, speak truthfully, and witness the love and mercy of our Heavenly Father. This message often goes against modern culture and challenges our courage. Yet, our strength comes through our intimate fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.
We fulfill our calling by listening to God’s divine counsel. It is His awakening voice that we hear. With confidence, we are empowered to walk in the strength of our faith. It is through our openness to His will that is key to our confidence.
Strength through fellowship with God means we are teachable. It means that when we hear God’s voice – however strange and counter-cultural it is – we receive calm assurance. Our hearts are sensitive to Him and we go forth with intense certainty of faith.