Monday, May 24, 2010

The Burden of the Calling

It is easier to serve God without a vision, easier to work for God without a call, because then you are not bothered by what God requires; common sense is your guide, veneered over with Christian sentiment.

You will be more prosperous and successful, more leisure-hearted, if you never realize the call of God.

But if once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory of what God wants will always come like a goad; you will no longer be able to work for Him on the common-sense basis.


-- Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

3 comments:

Wayne Field said...

Great quote Mark. Thank you. Sharing it with my church this week. Grace and peace to you.

Anonymous said...

Sure it is easier to serve God without a call----because you are not bothered by what God requires!!!

But the flip side---we have too many so-called Christian leaders who are not bothered by what God requires!!!

And what is happening to so many of our churches???

Colleen Hoeft said...

For those of us that like common sense- this is hard--it is often hard to discern the difference--we must keep open, listening and faithful--God does reveal himself- In His time--Yet following God's call, even when it looks impossible--is the greatest adventure of all!