Will You Respond?
Throughout history, people have been called upon by God to fulfill a divine purpose. We can see various instances where God calls people to a specific purpose or mission. These callings have taken many forms, from the prophets of the Old Testament to the disciples of Jesus Christ, often unexpected and coming at different points in a person’s life. The Bible is filled with stories of individuals who responded to God’s calling and were used to accomplish great things for His kingdom.
Matthew 11:28 speaks to the weariness of the soul that many people experience. It is an invitation from Jesus to find peace and rest in Him. When we respond to God’s calling, we surrender our burdens and allow Him to take control of our lives. This verse shows that responding to God’s calling brings relief to those who are weary and weighed down by life’s challenges. By answering His call, we can find rest in Him and the assurance that He will carry us through difficult times. This brings a deep sense of peace and rest that cannot be found anywhere else.
John 15:16 reminds us that God has a specific plan for each of our lives. He has chosen us and appointed us to bear fruit that will last. When we respond to His calling, we are aligning ourselves with His will and purpose for our lives. This verse emphasizes that God has a specific purpose for each of our lives, and responding to His calling is essential to fulfilling that purpose. When we answer God’s call, we can bear fruit that has a lasting impact and receive His blessings. This results in a fruitful life that brings glory to God.
1 Peter 5:10 reminds us that responding to God’s calling may not always be easy. We may face trials and sufferings along the way. However, we can take comfort in the fact that God Himself will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us. God promises to restore and strengthen us through the trials we face when we trust in Him. He will be with us every step of the way and provide everything we need to fulfill His calling.
2 Timothy 1:9 reminds us that responding to God’s calling is not about our own works or abilities. Yes, answering God’s calling is not about our works but rather about God’s design for our lives. It is about His grace and His plan for our lives. When we respond to His calling, we surrender ourselves to His will and allow Him to work through us. We are called to live a holy life according to God’s will, and answering His calling is a vital part of that journey.
1 Peter 2:4 reminds us that responding to God’s calling may not always be popular or accepted by others. We may face rejection or ridicule for following Him. It may require us to step out of our comfort zones and face rejection or opposition. However, we can take comfort in the fact that we are chosen and precious in the sight of God.
We have to respond to God’s calling because it is the only way to find true peace, purpose, and fulfillment in life. It brings peace, purpose, strength, and a sense of belonging to His eternal plan. When we respond to His calling, we are aligning ourselves with His will and purpose for our lives. We trust in His promises and follow His will for our lives. It may not be easy, but it is worth it because it leads us closer to Him and the fulfillment of His purpose in our lives. God, Himself, will be with us every step of the way. Let us respond to His calling with faith and obedience, knowing that He has great plans for our lives.
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Remember, you are not here by chance or accident. You are here because you have a purpose, and that purpose is to help deliver the good news. So don’t wait any longer. God is waiting for you, and the Father loves you. Together, we can make a difference in the world and bring hope to those who need it most.
Bible Verse About God’s Mercy
Mercy is the abstention from imposing a righteous punishment. The Bible has many stories of God’s mercy that serve as helpful illustrations. The whole manifestation of God’s mercy is shown in Jesus Christ.
In Matthew 18:23–27, we see another demonstration of God’s kindness. In this parable, Jesus compares a rich ruler who lends his own money to a debtor. When the ruler demanded the return of his money, the debtor came and pleaded for mercy. The ruler forgives the debt in turn. So, as we could not repay the debt to God, He has fully forgiven us of it in Christ. God is merciful and gracious. He is slow to anger, and he shows his steadfast love and faithfulness in eternal abundance. The basis of God’s mercy is His love for us. His mercy stems in significant measure from the fact that He is love (1 John 4:8). In relation to what we have done and insists on doing, we deserve to be punished. However, since God loves us and is merciful, He sent His Son to be the savior of humankind (John 3:16). Thus, we enjoy God’s kindness while Jesus suffers a horrible, painful death on our behalf.
God wants us to be with Him because of His love for us. God’s compassion and mercy are needed by all men of all generations. Jesus surrendered His life for us as a sacrificial lamb (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29). God allowed His Son to bear the judgment we deserved so that we could be forgiven. His extreme act of mercy was described in these verses from Ephesians 2:4–5: “That is the highest expression of God’s love and mercy to us. What this means is that mercy ultimately wins out over condemnation.
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Every one of us is guilty of having sinned. However, our sentence has been lenient; thus, the judge, who is our Merciful Father, has granted us mercy.
The reality is that every person who has been saved by Jesus has received mercy.
Though we have not done anything to earn it, God has always shown mercy to us. Divine grace cannot be earned but is a gift given to persons who were terribly guilty and completely undeserving of it.
Mercy and compassion are freely given by God, but they are not granted without any action on our part. God does not simply pardon us. We all must make some kind of sacrifice for our wrongdoing. God showed His great love and compassion by sending His only Son to bear the penalty for our sins.
On whom God has mercy, He shows mercy. Through the innocent blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ paid the punishment for our sins. We can only wish that this is the kind of mercy that God provides to people who have not done anything to be entitled to it: the flawless justice of God’s goodness brought to those who cannot earn it through the unearned sufferings of Christ in our place.
Bible Verse about God’s Love
The creation of this site was deeply rooted in our humble desire to help in spreading the devotion to the Divine Mercy. This mission was inspired by the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as conveyed through Saint Faustina’s Diary (1074): “Do whatever is within your power to spread devotion to My mercy….” It is our earnest desire to share the essence of this treasure trove with our readers and inspire them to deepen their devotion to Divine Mercy.
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Personal copies of these holy books are faithful and steadfast companions on life’s journey, providing solace, guidance, and inspiration whenever we may need it most. So let us not delay in obtaining these precious resources, and let us carry the message of Divine Mercy with us always as a beacon of hope and a testament to our unwavering faith.
It is our earnest desire that this site serves as a catalyst for deepening your faith and strengthening your relationship with our merciful Lord.
May the blessings of Divine Mercy be showered upon you abundantly. And through you, may the message of Divine Mercy continue to spread and flourish throughout the world, bringing hope and healing to all who seek it.
Diary 687: The History of the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy | The Divine Mercy. https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/chaplet-history
Diary 1074: Are We to Respond to God’s Mercy? https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/how-are-we-respond-gods-mercy