The Calling


Harold “William” Murphy

The calling on one’s life may be a good many things. The plans God has for us are innumerable and change with each season of life.

We make choices and choose paths to venture down, always aware that the path undoubtably will be full of challenges, to grow us in our faith. Full of stumbling blocks, to keep us holding on to The One who never will leave us nor forsake us. And at the end, full of reward, that we can only imagine.

My wife and I live, work, play, worship, read and grow together. The calling on our lives is to help others not make the same mistakes in their marriages. Our calling is to bring people to the knowledge of the living God, our calling is to help those who are unable to help themselves. And, so much more. Our highest calling, as is all of yours is to bring God glory in all we do and say.

My wife and I have come to many crossroads in our marriage and it seems at every one, we are of a different mind on which way to go. So, we stop and GO no where until we both hear the direction God is sending us.

At every season we give up more of our worldly possessions, letting go of more and more. From a 4 bedroom house on two acres, to a camper on the road with no where to park it. And now The Father has us at another crossroad, to let loose of the camper and live in our truck, giving up even more of what we have. Not just things but, comfort and conveniences. Putting us in the position of those we wish to help.

I told my wife this is nothing that either of us hasn’t been through before. She replied ” Yes, but not together”. The one flesh that God has called us to live is more than just being in agreement with each other, it’s living and experiencing things in a way that we have not before. The weight of another life, the responsibility to care for and love them, in the most difficult seasons of life. Teaching us the things we must know: “Experiential knowledge” to help those we are called to help. And as we accept this next season of training from our Holy Father, we put our faith and trust in his provisions.

Jesus said.

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

—Luke 9:23

Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.’

Do we glory God with our labor for The Kingdom? Or, turn back and become a pillar of salt?”

–Luke 9:60 -62

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