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  • Writer's pictureElijah Apau

Fulfilling Your Holy Calling in Christ

Christianity is a relationship. It is a relational intimacy between the redeemed Christians and God, our Redeemer in Christ. It is a life and a walk of faith, trust, and commitment to Christ. It Is a fellowship with Christ through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. It is an organic movement with Christ as the Head. The Church, which is the body of Christ, derives her state of being, mission, strength, sense of purpose, and excellence from Christ. It’s Christ's visible presence and God’s magnum opus commissioned to proclaim God's salvation for all humanity and perfect His will in every situation by making known His manifold grace and wisdom to all people on earth, and principalities and powers in the heavenly places (Ephesians. 3:8-11, 1 Peter 4:10) in Christ. This means our mission-purpose on earth is God’s and divine. As a divine mission, it demands divine knowledge, insight, and empowerment for execution. Given this, God has made every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places accessible to His Church so that we can live and minister according to His will, to the praise of His glory, hence the gift of His own Spirit to every believer. Ephesians 1:3-6 readsBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love….6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”

The preceding scripture offers us three points that pertain to the Christian's spiritual blessings in Christ:

  • It is God’s divine provision to raise our living standards and capabilities to the measure of Christ's fullness to enable us to continue Christ's salvific ministry to all humanity.

  • It is a state of being and holiness as God's righteousness in Christ's righteousness.

  • It is a new creation in Christ with the anointing to perfect God’s will in every situation.

This is affirmed in Acts 17:28 that “In Him (Christ) we live, move, and have our being" and definitive in Eph.2: 10 that “We, Christians, are God’s outstanding accomplishment and excellence created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God preordained for us to live them out,” (author’s rephrased). Hence, the Christian life is a life with a divine cause; and God has fashioned it in Christ to be in intimate fellowship with the Godhead through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. This is the only life with the divine power to fulfill God’s will on earth. Such a life is, therefore, incomplete without the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ (Eph. 1: 15-21) who is the Living Word (Jn 1:1-5), wisdom and power of God (1 Cor. 1:24), and the embodiment of the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form (Col. 2:9-10).

The need to study the Word and meditate on it, therefore, cannot be overstated since the Word of God richly dwelling in us is the only sure way we can enjoy these spiritual blessings to fullness.


Rise, therefore, in the knowledge and power of Christ to fulfill your assigned God’s mission now.


Meditative Questions: How frequently do you engage in meditative Bible study? In what ways is the word of God positively influencing all aspects of your life and surroundings?


Provoking Truth: You have been recreated to live a transforming life that would transform other lives around you as God’s righteousness. Lost souls in total darkness await you as the light of the world. Your fulfillment is only by the word of God and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit indwelling you.


Meditative Declaration: Continually declare your identity as God's workmanship and righteousness in Christ and serve faithfully in Christ's ministry of reconciliation.


Meditative Prayer: Thank you, Father, for your manifold grace at work in my life through Christ. Please help me to wholly submit to the Lordship of Christ with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength; to live to my calling in the fullness of your Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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