Resolution: walk worthy of my calling in 2021

My favorite view of my favorite place at my favorite time of year.

Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live worthily of the calling with which you have been called,

As members of the Body of Christ (the church) we should rejoice. God has established spiritual and doctrinal truths about who we are in Jesus. We can remind ourselves of those truths with a quick reading of Ephesians 1, 2, and 3. Now Christians are being called to live according to those truths. The word here says to live according to our calling. And our calling is simply this: to be separated from the world and joined together with God through Jesus. God seems to be saying through Paul, “You are my Children. Start acting like it.

God is to be glorified in the church. Our Lives, both as individuals and corporately as a church, are testimonies of our God and Savior to the rest of the world. According to verse 2, “all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” is what the world is supposed to see.

I want to do this more. I want to do this better. I want to be a better Christian in the workplace, in the mission field, in church. I want to have a better prayer life. I want to react to my struggles better. I want people to see God working in and through my life. I want people to see the same things in my church. I want the world to see the hope of our calling in a way that they will want it too.

That’s how God is glorified in the church.

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