April 24, 2020
-Pastor Ryan Moreaux
YOU’VE BEEN CALLED
“Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called:
I was watching the players of the NFL draft sit down with their families filled with extraordinary anticipation as they awaited the all important and life changing “CALL”. I realized before they could move to the next level, before they could run a play, catch a ball,throw a pass,or make a tackle, they had to be called. And God nudged me and said you’ve been called! Hallelujah! I feel like running. Did you hear me? Look at somebody this morning and tell them , “He called me”. You know why Joe Burrow stood up off his couch first ? ‘Cause the commissioner called him. You’re not hearing me! You know why no one else stood up and came forth then? ‘Cause he didn’t call them. The Head Coach and Owner called who they wanted. And Joe heard his voice and responded to the call.
And this verse storms my soul to think the God of heaven and Earth would call me. You see dear friend, Something happened to me. I was just happy. I was just chilling. I was just drunk. I was just high. I was just partying. I was just having a good time. I was minding my business. I was going home with my friends. I was hanging out with my posse, sitting down on my couch and stuck in my sin, and then all of a sudden he messed up everything ’cause he..”. ..You get it? Come on with it!
Now get this – You don’t call someone you don’t want. You don’t call anybody you don’t have a plan for. You don’t call anybody without a purpose. You don’t call anybody and then say, “I don’t know what I want with you”. When God called you, He had plans to prosper you. God has a plan for you. God has a play in the play book for you. God has a purpose for you. The Owner of Heaven and earth tells the Coach (Jesus )to go get my player and bring him into the family (Saints) 👏. And the coach tells the Commissioner(Holy Spirit) go ahead and call him up because I have need of him. I have a great purpose for him. You see friend, you have been called into the family.
Child of God you not only been called in but you’ve been called out! My Lord and My God! 🙌.Lift up your head this morning and remind yourself, “He called me out! Go ahead and say it, He called me. He called me. Cancer can’t hold me, corona can’t hold me, sin can’t hold me, the grave can’t hold me, death can’t keep me and the devil can’t have me. You know Why?? because He CALLED ME. He chose me, He drafted me!
If he called me, I don’t have to have money, I don’t have to have friends, I don’t have to have it made. Everything can be working against me, but if he called me…! And then to think what he paid for me – more than all silver or gold. God, why would you bankrupt Heaven for me?? God said, I love you and I didn’t just pay for you to be in a 5 year contract but I signed you into an everlasting covenant! Friend, He didn’t come to call the righteous but sinners unto repentance. Have you answered the Call? Then take your stand, work out your salvation and run some plays for Jesus! 💪