If He Calls, Will You Answer?

The Lord gives us all a calling and instructs us to be bold and unafraid, but the question is if we are willing to answer that calling or not.

The CallingPhoto by Esther Gilliam


We constantly find ourselves staring at this book, waiting for it to tell us how the future may look.

Over and over again, we question the scriptures if we do not instantly find the answer we are looking for inside that fits with our minds.

The Holy Bible is much more than that. It is a reference, a story, and instructions to life.

It is not just a faith, it was created with a meaning by Him.

The Lord did not make us to live alone, he has given each of us a purpose to fulfill.

This purpose is the Great Commission. It is our calling to go out to all the nations. To tell the people of His Word and encourage them to listen to what you have heard.

Take the information on how to become a disciple of God. Learn how to build a relationship and drop all that is wrong.

Reference the Bible in situations, old and new. Do not make excuses for what you can and cannot do.

The Lord has called all, young and old, to go out and tell the world of what we know.

He wants all the races, cultures and countries to know who He is and how He has always loved them.

That no matter what they have done wrong, that sin is washed clean by His Son who died for us all.

We are called to come forward no matter the cost, to defend our Lord and relationship with God.

Each of us has a purpose to live, to serve others, just as Jesus once did.

Our calling could be to stay here or go there. It is a mission made for us to discover anywhere.

Pray for guidance to gain the strength to pull through, that you will answer when the Lord calls to you.

” Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord … but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.” – 2 Timothy 1:8-9

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Esther Gilliam

Esther Gilliam

Esther Gilliam is a journalist and videographer for MBU Timeline. Gilliam is a senior who is majoring in communication studies, with an emphasis in audio and video, and a minor in journalism. She works for AMP Campus Ministries as a Audio & Visual Intern and enjoys planning their weeknight worship, Thursday Night Live. Gilliam goes on missions to England, where she fulfills her passion for Christ by working with people and hearing their stories. Although, she is a workaholic and drinks more coffee than the Average Joe, Gilliam loves running, eating odd foods and spending time with her people.


About MBU Timeline


Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.