Fulfilling the Call
I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Song of Songs 2:3–4 KJV
Under God’s shadow is the tree of life. Its fruit has enduring sweetness. The fruit Adam and Eve ate looked good to the eye but in the end brought death. This is true of all fruit eaten from the tree of reason. By contrast, the fruit we eat as we abide obediently under God’s cover ushers us into His banquet. It is there we partake of His abundance.
We are called to produce fruit and be champions for our God. Only when we walk in His ways can we truly bring honor to His wondrous name. Time is short, so we must be effective in our lives for God. Obedience keeps us effective.
Your destiny in God is before you. When you choose obedience, you choose to fulfill your destiny. Nothing and no one can stop you. For years the obedient life looked gloomy for David, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Hannah, Noah, Esther, and the rest of the patriarchs. But remember, there is a hall of fame for those who fulfilled their destiny, and all the men and women I’ve listed here made it in.
When you choose obedience, you choose to fulfill your destiny.
God is looking for men and women in these last days to add to the list of patriarchs to be honored at the judgment seat of Christ. I pray we can be among those who fulfill the commission to bring glory to our Lord.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. Jude 24–25 NKJV
Through prayer and meditation on the Word of God, open your heart and allow the Holy Spirit to pinpoint any areas of disobedience in your life. The light of God’s Word will expose areas of compromise so you can move forward with strength to fulfill His call.
As these areas are exposed, there is no need to place blame or to argue your cause. This an opportunity for you to take responsibility so you can be positioned to see the hand of God move on your behalf. By our obedience, we hasten the purposes of our marvelous King. The reward for your obedience will be great!
Adapted from Under Cover: The Promise of Protection Under His Authority (Thomas Nelson, 2001).
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