The Hope of His Calling

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Ephesians 1:16-18: Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

In Philippians 3:12-14, Apostle Paul said, not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Child of God, there is a high calling of God upon your life. There is something God has in mind for you that is higher than what you have in mind for yourself. That is what Apostle Paul was referring to as ‘the hope of His calling’ in our text above. It is the plan and purpose that God has in mind which is always greater than what we have in mind.
What God has called you to be in Christ and in life is more than you can ask or imagine. You need God to open your eyes and reveal it to you by Himself. It is a calling of grace. It is something that on your own, you would never have deserved nor be able to pay or qualify for but because of Christ, God has ordained that you will attain and manifest it. You need to forget the things that are behind you and press into the higher things that God has in mind for you in Christ. You need to apprehend or lay hold of that purpose for which God has apprehended or laid hold of you. Day by day, God will reveal it to you and lead you into it by His Spirit. By the riches of His power and glory in you, you will also be able to manifest it.

Prayer Focus: Ask God to open your eyes and reveal unto you the high calling He has in mind for you in Christ and in life. Express to God that it is your desire to press into it more and more.

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