Athlete, God Calls and Supplies

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Athlete, God Calls and Supplies

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Morris Michalski

Leviticus 1:1 (New International Version)

The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting.

God will call anyone at any time. Do you believe this?

So committed is God to this activity that the word “call” is referenced over 750 times in Scripture. So it must be important. Most times it’s God who does the calling. Sometimes it’s God who asks us to do the calling.

When God calls, He calls to gather, to bless, to judge, to ask, to declare, to signal, to charge, to challenge, to command, to counsel, to instruct, to reveal, to reward.

And here is a sampling of what He calls us to: to go, to stay, to act, to pursue, to preach, to obey, to record, to remember, to repent, to ask, to name, to bless, to give, to love, to forgive, to show mercy, to defend, to fight for the right, to suffer for Christ’s sake, to do justly, to witness, to worship, to humble living, to sacrifice, to truth, to grace, to God’s eternal glory — heaven.

Ultimately, God calls us to Himself.

Great story … I talked to a young, prematurely-retired basketball player recently. Along with his brother, he felt “called” to lead an effort to lovingly care for his community and stem the virus tide of helplessness and hopelessness so many feel. Specifically, they felt called to make and provide meals for their community, 16,000 meals total.

Here’s the catch … They believed God called them to this but they were short on money to do so, $15,000 to be exact. While short on cash, they were long on confidence that they were called. They believed God actually calls people and that God’s will done in God’s way never lacks God’s supply. So they went forward by faith and obedience anyway.

Rest of story … 16,000 fully-funded meals were made and distributed yesterday.

When God calls, God provides. People who trust and obey do not lack His loving care and good supply.

Reflect: How might God be calling you today? What might He be calling you to? What step of faith and obedience might He be calling you to? Step into His Tent of Meeting and find out. I believe you’ll be glad!

A prayer to consider: LORD, take me to Your “Tent of Meeting.” Help me tune into Your calling this day and trust, obey and follow You. Amen.

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