Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:24, KJV)
Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. (1 Thessalonians 5:24, Amplified)
We speak much of the calling on our lives. Called to teach. Called to preach. Called to heal. Called to serve. But this scripture is not speaking of what you were called to do, but a calling from God where He is calling you to Himself.
When the scriptures refer to our calling it is the Greek word klesis. The Greek word translated calleth or calling in the scripture above is the Greek word kaleo. Some of the definitions of this word are: to call, to invite.
Faithful is He Who is inviting you to Himself. Yes, we are here to serve, but the call that should be the loudest in your life, is the call to be with Him.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8, NKJV)
Come close to God and He will come close to you. (James 4:8, Amplified)
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. (Song of Solomon 2:13, KJV)
I am close to God, but I daily hear His call to come even closer. To trust more of my heart, more of life, more of myself to Him. To put all else aside and just be with Him.
Jesus heard that call and Jesus answered that call.
And after He had dismissed the multitudes, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. When it was evening, He was still there alone. (Matthew 14:23, Amplified)
I tell the things which I have seen and learned at My Father’s side… (John 8:38, Amplified)
He is calling us to Himself. Calling us to His side. Calling us to spend time in His Presence.
God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship… with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9, Amplified)
Get still. Get quiet. Listen and you will hear the call, the invitation. Then answer that call. Draw closer to Him. Just be with Him. You will be changed in His Presence. You will be blessed in His Presence. He’s calling you to Himself even now.
Aaaahhhh…Unless we are still, we will never hear “the call” to begin with, much less ever be able to fulfill it. It is true: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness…” When we seek Him first, all these things are added, including His assignment for us.
This subject is dear to my heart and brings to mind the scripture in Mark 3:14..He appointed twelve-designating them apostles-THAT THEY MIGHT BE WITH HIM and that He might send them out to preach… First calling: TO BE WITH HIM!