The Countdown – Calling


Our Call to Be

What is your calling?

I always answered this question with what I thought God wanted me to do.

In his book The Call, theologian Os Guinness encourages his readers to realize that God calls us each clearly and specifically towards one thing.  That calling may not be what you think.  It is not a call to action, call to discipline, or a call to sacrifice.  God calls us all clearly and specifically to be.

Our primary calling in life is to be lovers of God.  

Time and time again throughout the Bible God tells us that it is not our sacrifices, or our self-discipline, or our righteousness that he is after.  He wants our hearts.

Doing must always flow from Being

During these next few weeks as we ramp up towards launch let’s commit together that in the midst of all of the doing we stay centered on our being.

Being lovers of God.

Being friends to each other.


Being the church God has called us to be.


  1. Laurie says

    Thank you, Jon! I needed this reminder to calm my task-oriented side down.

  2. Joy says

    Yes! It’s not an issue of willpower, it’s an issue of Holy Spirit transformation!!

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