Monday, April 6, 2009

The door of Love

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you that our god may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our lord Jesus may be glorified in you and you in him, according to the grace of God and the lord Jesus Christ.

I remember when in elementary school gym class how we would always do sports that required two people picking their teammates. Of course, with flat feet and pronation, I was always one of the last ones called to be on a team. This process never really bothered me though because I had a mental strength that helped me to learn fast, and a creativity that wouldn’t quit. As I grew older, I realized that I was called before I was born to a purpose that only God knew.

God has given each one of us different gifts at different levels of ability. Some he has given creativity, some he’s given logic, just to name two. What he wants from us is to be worthy of his calling.

How can we be worthy? We can only be worthy through our faith in him, and it’s through our faith in him that he can show us the potential of our gifts. Faith is an act of free will. According to Revelation 3:20 Here I am, I stand at the door and knock, If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

God will never force us to let him into our lives; it is only through the strength and courage of faith that we are able to open the door to him. Once we open the door of love by our faith, Christ can bring fulfillment to our purposes and acts of faith so that he can be glorified in us and us in him.

Challenge: Open your heart to Christ and listen for his calling.



  1. Well said, Allen.
    I seem to have been given oodles of creativity but not the organizational and multitasking skills to do anything with it. LOL I am hoping this will finally break with my writing.

    Neko Kin

  2. Thank you Neko, that makes two things we have in common.

  3. Like lots of things, organization and multitasking ability comes with time and practice.

    Pay attention to your own priorities. Listen to them.

    Become willing to let go of low-priority habits - to "put away childish things" per I Corinthians 13.

    There are other techniques as well, to make the most of the time that God does give you.

  4. I have known the Lord since I was nine years old. He spoke to me on a daily basis. When I reached fifteen I was truly on fire for Him. Many dreams He sent me that helped me through my teenage years and adult life. I will forever be greatful to my Lord and I thank Him for you, Allen, as well.
    Cindy Hernandez

  5. Well said, Dal. Our Bishop preached a sermon on the Trival Many and the Vital Few. It's so easy to be distracted by the many when it's the few that really count.

    Great blog, Allen.

  6. Thank you all for your comments, and while it's true that you have to put away childish things, and prioritize, but some of the things that make life hectic are very important. I am currently working on this part of my life, and am currently using a method that is helping.

    I appreciate your views and comments, and I pray that God blesses you all.