When God's Phone Goes Straight to Voicemail
Steve N. Wagers
1) Get REAL
A) Like a Friend to Guide Us
B) Like a Fortune to Grace Us
C) Like a Father to Guard Us
2) Get RIGHT
A) Slothful in their Refusal
B) Shameful with their Ridicule
C) Sinful by their Rejection
3) Get READY
A) A Perilous Day
B) A Pernicious Denial
C) A Prosperous Delight
The Spirit came in CHILDHOOD, And pleaded, ''Let me in.''
But oh! the door was bolted By thoughtlessness and sin,
''I am too young,'' the child replied, ''I will not yield today. There's time enough tomorrow.'' The Spirit went away.
Again He came and pleaded, In YOUTH'S bright happy hour. He came, but heard no answer, For lured by Satan's power, The youth lay dreaming then, And saying, ''Not today;
Nor till I've tried earth's pleasures.'' The Spirit went away.
Again He called in mercy, In MANHOOD'S vigorous prime. But still He found no welcome, The merchant had no time,
No time for true repentance, No time to think or pray.
And so, repulsed and saddened, The Spirit went away.
Once more He called and waited, The man was OLD and ill. He scarcely heard the whisper, His heart was cold and still. ''Go leave me; when I need Thee I'll call for thee,'' he cried. Then sinking on his pillow, WITHOUT A HOPE, he died.
The call of God is one of the most gracious, and glorious calls anyone could ever receive. The call of God is a call you cannot mistake, as well as, a call you do not want to miss.
The call of God is a personal call. When God calls, He doesn't send a telegram, a messenger, or a pigeon. His call is divine, deliberate and definite.
The call of God is a powerful call. It was the call of God that spoke everything into its existence. It was the call of God that changed history forever. It was the call of God that brought us to salvation.
The call of God is a practical call. When God calls us, He does so for a purpose. The call of God is a call of salvation, a call of sub ...
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