Called by His marvellous grace

Friday August 18, 2023
Bob Gass
1 min read
0:00 No Audio

“God…called me by His marvellous grace.” Galatians 1:15 NLT

In scripture you will notice that God usually called busy people. Moses the shepherd was busy tending his flock. Gideon the farmer was busy harvesting his crop. Peter and John the fishermen were busy mending their nets. But there was something inside each of them that responded to God’s call. With God, availability matters more than ability. Imagine for a moment a ranch hand named Saul out looking for his father’s lost mules and returning home anointed to be Israel’s first king (see 1 Samuel 9-10). There is no telling what God will do with you! So be faithful and nurture the dream He put in your heart, and when the time is right, He will set everything in place. The psalmist said, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4 NIV). Don’t be impatient. If God put the desire into your heart, He will provide everything needed to bring it to pass. Jesus said, “Human effort accomplishes nothing…the…words I have spoken to you are spirit and life” (John 6:63 NLT). So water your vision with God’s Word, and spend time with Him in prayer. And if anyone tries to come between you and what God has called you to do, tell them, “Sorry, I have to go. I’m already spoken for. My destiny is too important to miss.” Don’t waste another day struggling with God’s call on your life; just surrender to Him! He didn’t call you because of your great track record, great intellect, or great gift. The Bible says, “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Romans 5:20). You’re “called…by His marvellous grace.”

The Word for You Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from Celebration Enterprises, Inc. Copyright © 2024

Bible in a Year:

Give the Gift of Daily Hope

Your gift of just $100 can help print and distribute The Word For You Today to those who are struggling and need God's Word to lift them up.

Want daily encouragement? The Word For You Today will be emailed daily to you!

Sign up for The Word For You Today Email

* indicates required

Unsubscribe anytime



Give the gift of daily Hope to others.


Get positive, uplifting UCB Radio and The Word For You Today wherever you go with our FREE app. 


Let us stand with you and pray for your concerns.

UCB Radio Prayerline is powered by

Request Prayer

Previous Daily Encouragement

Read Today
Thu August 17

Shut yourself in with God

Are you having difficulty understanding God’s ways? We all struggle with that. Even though we can look back and see how His hand of...

Read more
Tue August 15

Should I, or shouldn’t I?

In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers wrote, “Conscience is that ability within me that attaches itself to the highest standard I know...

Read more
Mon August 14

What you must give up

In order to succeed, there are certain things you must give up. (1) You can’t be friends with everybody. Jesus loved everybody but spent...

Read more
Sun August 13

Dealing with loneliness (2)

What’s the proper way to deal with loneliness? (1) Learn to be alone without feeling lonely. Jesus often left the crowd to be alone...

Read more
Sat August 12

Dealing with loneliness (1)

Wolfgang Dircks, a divorced, disabled loner, was found deceased in his apartment in Bonn, Germany, in December 1998 – five years after he died...

Read more