Kingdom Revelator – Issue 34
I was reminded of this very powerful Gospel message yester day when we sang one of my favourite hymns. The song echoes with the words, “God has chosen me.” It then describes ome of the things that God has chosen me to do. It’s a wonderful hymn that encourages us to spread the Gospel and build up God’s Kingdom on earth, giving hope to those with problems. I must admit that I do need to be constantly reminded to go out and live my faith. It’s so easy to think hat God must have chosen someone else who is much better qualified than I am to do His work or decide to sit back and wait for someone else to act. I know that there are many good things that God is calling me to do. He wants me to feed the hungry, comfort the sick, help those in need and stand up for those who do not have a voice. I can give my time and energy to various good works, so how do I know what God wants me to do, specifically in my local eighbourhood
today or more generally with the rest of my life. The answer is that through reflection and rayer the Holy Spirit will reveal God’s will in our lives. After His baptism, Jesus spent 40 days alone in the desert praying and fasting in preparation for His public ministry. He was showing us that we need to spend quiet time, away from distractions and other people to hear the voice of our Father speaking His loving, encouraging and guiding words to us through the Holy Spirit. Lent is an ideal time to spend more time in prayer and reflection, asking the Holy Spirit to guide us to find our true vocation in life. This prayer will lead us into a deeper place within ourselves and help us to discover our strengths and weaknesses and also identify the gifts that God has given us. He has chosen each one of us for specific tasks and He has given us everything that we need to accomplish them. Today God has chosen you to read this latest issue of Kingdom Revelator. We pray that you will enjoy your reading and that it will lead you closer to the heart of our loving Father.