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A Calling

October 12, 2008

I don’t believe in coincidences or luck. I believe that everything happens for a reason. I also believe that everything has been pre-planned for us, but despite that being the case, I believe that we are also given the freedom to make choices, that’s why we have free will, and manipulate how we want to live our lives and where we want to end up, it’s just a matter of choosing the right choice laid out in front of us. Yes, I do believe that there is a God and that he created everything. Have you ever had a calling? The sudden urge to do something, kind of like an intuition or a gut feeling. That is God’s way of telling us he is around and wants to help us. If you’re interested to know more about how God has made his presence known to other people then attend the first-ever Theatre Church Conference on October 22 and 23 in Silver Spring, MD Find out more here.
In the old days God would appear to man and tell him directly what he wanted, I don’t know why he stopped appearing to people, but he didn’t completely leave us alone. He is still with us everyday, in the form of our intuition or gut feeling. There are a lot of stories in the bible that show God calling on people to do something for him, and not most of them follow him at first, but God has a way of making them change their minds. Like when God asked Jonah to go to Ninevah, it was the greates place in the world then, but it was a sinful city, and Jonah didn’t want to go there because he was afraid. God asked him to go there to warn the people there that if they didn’t turn away from their evil things God will destroy their great city in 40 days. But Jonah was afraid that nobody would believe him and that they will make fun of him, and so he ran away. He planned to go to another country because he thought that God wouldn’t find him there, but God knew where he was and God knew what he was planning. And so, when Jonah was on the ship, on his way to another country, God sent a storm and a great one at that, and Jonah knew that it was his fault, so the crew threw him overboard and he was swallowed by a whale. Now, he was alive inside the whale, and while he was there he prayed to God to give him a second chance, and wouldn’t you know it, God did give him a second chance and the whale spat him out on dry land. So he went to Ninevah, even though he was afraid, he trusted in God and knew that God will not leave him. He went into the city and told the people what God’s message was, and to his surprise they all listened to them, even the king. When God saw that the people of Ninevah turned away from their sins, he forgave them all. I like the story of Jonah, because I can relate to him in so many ways. Like Jonah, I used to doubt God and his ways, especially when things don’t go my way, but then I have realized that God has a reason for not giving me the things I want right away. It’s his way of telling me that there is a right time for everything, and I have also realized that God doesn’t give you anything that he knows you can’t handle. Sometimes God puts us in the dark so that we can realize that he is the light. That is why when I ask for God’s guidance and I get that gut feeling or intuition like I know what I’m supposed to do, I listen, because I know it’s God’s way of telling me what I need to do next. There are so much more stories that I have with regards to how God has touched my life and I know you have one too. You can learn more about bible stories and how God has touched the lives of other people by attending the first-ever Theatre Church Conference on October 22 and 23 in Silver Spring, MD. So drop on by and share your experiences as well. Find out more about the conference here.

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