2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our calling is a way of life. In most cases it is as described in this letter; because of our calling, we have a "desire for goodness" and we seek to do "deed(s) prompted by faith." We need His power to bring these things to fruition. Prayer is the piece I too often leave out, and it is probably the most important part of the process. Without prayer, I drift away, and cannot hear God's direction. It is called a "calling" for a reason- it involves listening.
Holy Lord, help me to listen and to hear your direction. I have heard you calling me. Amen
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