God Calls You

 How do you respond when God calls you? Are you quick to say, “Here I am” as Abraham said in Gn 22:11 and Jacob in Gn 31:11? Or, do you cringe a little, and worry about what His call might mean, what it might cost?                                                                                                                                                                                                           

We hear a great message from St. Paul in Romans 8:31-32 where he tells us, “If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?”

God calls us to be good stewards of all of His gifts. That means we recognize and admit that everything we have is from God. We are to receive His gifts gratefully, develop them and manage them well, and share them with others. We are to be more concerned for others’ needs ahead of our own. And we are to be obedient to God’s commands, believe with faith and hope that He loves us and wants what is best for us, and trust that He will provide. 

So, what will your response be? Does your response change if you think the call will take too much time and effort? Do you hesitate if that call costs you money? Could you sacrifice your only son? That’s a tough one – to have to choose God over my children.

Living stewardship and giving courageously requires our unqualified, heartfelt response to God, “Here I am, Lord. Count on me.” And why wouldn’t we? After all, if He is for us, who could possibly be against us. We can trust that He will give us everything else along with Him! 

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