Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Tug of Your Calling – v3

Uncomfortable, shifting in my seat,
the tug of Your calling
to leave the pews
the congregation,
safety with these walls
to go where we are led
to submit to You our lives
to answer your call

We pray for Your guidance
an answer to our yearnings
to live out our faith more fully
what we feel in our hearts
yet we long, we linger
we wallow in our comfort
growing only inside
without serving our neighbors

The world where we are to work
out there beyond the doors
to go as we are able
not as we are ready
using what we have
the things we have been gifted
to go as we are led
to the ends of the earth

Serving our Master
loving our neighbor
bearing witness to
the grace of God in our lives
Going out beyond these walls
into the street, to do justice,
the radical hospitality of Christ
a gift, showered on us

edited October 15, 2014
The Tug of Your Calling – v3

(editing original again)
Blog Action Day
edited March 25, 2014
The Tug of Your Calling – v2
October 16, 2010
The Tug of Your Calling
status on Neven Hanna’s Facebook page
Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps
if you are not willing to move your Feet' ENJ
Romans 12:2 (God’s Word Translation)
(posted on Ruth’s office door)
“Don’t become like the people of this world.
Instead, change the way you think.
Then you will always be able to determine
what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect.
Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
Romans 12:2 (King James Version)
“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Annual Church Conference
Exodus 4:1-17
Exodus 4:2
“What do you have in your hand?”
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
October 13, 2010
Exodus 4:1-17
Romans 12:1-8
John 13:12-17
Welcoming Service
for the Reverend Dr. David J. Abbott
as District Superintendent of the New England District
of the New England Conference
of the United Methodist Church
his sermon, “What Is That In Your Hand”
Bishop’s Day in New Hampshire
with Bishop Peter Weaver
First United Methodist Church of Laconia/Gilford
September 11, 2010

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