Devotional: “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,” ~ 2 Thessalonians 1:11, ESV.
Challenge: God’s Calling… Many times we feel we are not worthy of God’s calling, or “invitation” to be His children. D. A. Carson explains the “calling” as an act of God; “Paul never thinks we are called because we deserved it.” We are not alone; the Apostle Paul definitely did not always feel worthy. Before his miraculous conversion, he “was busily persecuting the church”. What makes us feel unworthy? Carson says of the verse above is Paul’s petition when he prayed for the church. As Christians, we have already been called by God, but are we praying for “more signs of grace” to show evidence of this calling?