“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time”—2 Timothy1:9(NIV).
“If you’re not ready to be criticized for your obedience to God, you’re not ready to be used by God.” When I shared this quote on Facebook from Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.TV, I received quite a few comments.
The response I found intriguing was the following: “Interesting: The whole object of it is to be ‘used.” The statement was followed by a frowning face emoticon.
For those who don’t use social media, an
emoticon is short for “emotion icon” and is a pictorial representation of a
facial expression. In absence of seeing someone face-to-face, it lets the
recipient understand the individual’s feelings or mood.
Curious about the writer of the above comment, I
went to his Facebook page. Although we are not friends on this social media
site, he can see my posts. I was surprised to see he describes himself as an
Looking up the definition of an agnostic atheist, I found the
following: “They are atheistic because they do not hold a belief in the
existence of any deity and agnostic because they claim that the existence of a
deity is either unknowable in principle or currently unknown in fact.”
I replied to the agnostic atheist by saying, “...that
is our higher purpose. That is why we have been created...for HIS purposes.”
“Once the call of God comes to you, start going and never stop.”