God's Call
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Read: JOSHUA 13: 14-33

Meditation verse:

“But to the tribe of Levi, Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord, God of Israel, was their inheritance, as He had said to them (Joshua 13:33).


The tribe of Levi was dedicated to solely to priestly service, which demanded their total commitment and time. Giving them an allotment of land would saddle them with the responsibility of taking care of the land, which would distract them from their priestly service. So, what did God do? He commanded the other tribes to meet their needs. The Levites were to receive cities within each tribal territory. 

God’s ways are unchangeable. In modern times, He has called some people to be Levites: a life of full-time service in ministry. They are to devote themselves to the work of the ministry. Are you called to be a Levite? Do you sense this call of God upon your life? You may know by a strong stirring in your heart. God will always stir your heart in the direction He wants you to go. You can also know from a scripture coming alive in you, through counsel from others or from a significant life experience.


Have you responded to His call, or are you holding back, due to fear of lack, failure, indecision, or other factors? If God has called you to be a Levite in these times, He has already put in your life a person or people who would guarantee your sustenance. He can position someone in your path to fend for your needs.  He can also make a way for you to support yourself with minimal efforts whilst focusing on the ministry. Paul was called to be an Apostle, which was a fulltime ministry, but God caused his path to cross with those of Aquila and Priscilla who were of the same trade with him, to enable him to make a living through tentmaking.


When you neglect or delay God’s call, you are robbing others of the benefits of your ministry. You are also undermining your own progress as you may experience struggles, failure, and disappointment in the other endeavours you choose to embark on instead. Sometimes, it will take humility, faith, and total surrender to accept God’s call, but the rewards are enormous. The CEO of the universe pays the best dividends.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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