For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. . . . I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. . . . Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. – Ephesians 2:10, 4:1-3, 5:1-2
As we enter a new week seeking to fulfill our call as Christ followers in the milieu of higher ed, may our thoughts, words and lives bless the Lord. May our souls worship His holy name. May we (individually and corporately) “sing” like never before with our head, heart, and and hands. May this include a powerful demonstration of the fruit of the Spirit in our interaction with all our family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. Let us call upon the Lord for his peace, power, and presence as we courageously pursue his purposes toward his ends through his means. To God be the glory!
Note: This brief post was inspired by Warren Hoffman‘s morning sermon (10/14/2018) and Matt Redman‘s 10,000 Reasons — which I recently have had difficulty shaking from my times of reflection on calling / vocation. Timely gifts from God. Stay tuned for thoughts on our daily walk and work expressing the Lord’s call in our vocation.