Bonus quote: The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the
worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the
prayer is. To the quiet mind all things are possible.

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)
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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL THEME: You Are Called
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    At the top of the Home Page:
    --The Calling of Samuel
    --Chosen by Him and for Him

    Midway down the page:
    --Here I am, Lord
    --Romans 8

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --In the Lord's heart and mind and plan
    --We are called
   
       And the Last Word: Specifically, you!
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And now, the Last Word:
Bonus Quote: Just as a flower gives out its
fragrance to anyone who approaches or uses it,
so love from within us radiates toward everybody
and manifests as spontaneous service.

Ramdas (1884-1963), India

 
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Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord
under Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in
those days; there was no frequent vision. At that
time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim,
so that he could not see, was lying down in his own
place; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and
Samuel was lying down within the temple of the
Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord
called, "Samuel! Samuel!" and he said "Here I
am!" and ran to Eli, and said "Here I am, for you
called me." But he said, "I did not call; lie down
again." So he went and lay down. And the Lord
called again, "Samuel!" and Samuel arose and
went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called
me." But he said, "I did not call, my son; lie down
again." Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord,
and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed
to him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third
time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, "Here
I am, for you called me." Then Eli perceived that
the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to
Samuel, "Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall
say, 'Speak, Lord, for thy servant hears.'" So Samuel
went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came and stood forth, calling as at other time,
"Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for thy servant hears."

1 Samuel 3: 1-10
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition
"The Calling of Samuel"
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
...the voice teaches us that not only were we chosen, but we were chosen for the Lord by
the Lord. His choosing us was not simply for an assignment in the kingdom, but we were
chosen
for Him. We are His treasure. Malachi 3:17 states that when God comes to make
up His jewels, we shall be His. We are not just participants in the work of the Kingdom,
we are the treasure of God and for God.

From "Six Pillars From Ephesians: Loved by God"
by T.D. Jakes
BethanyHouse, 2000
Here I am, Lord.
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord,
if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

Refrain from the hymn, "Here I Am, Lord"
By Dan Schutte and New Dawn Music
Choral Praise Comprehensive
OCP Publications, 2004
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His
Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined,
he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
What then shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8: 29-31
Holy Bible
New International Version
He chose you to be His beloved child before He even created the heavens and the
earth. You are not an accident, a mistake, or an error. You were in Almighty God's
heart and mind and plan for the universe long before the earth ever heard your first
cry. Don't ever let anybody tell you and don't ever think or say that you are unloved or
unwanted again!

From "Six Pillars From Ephesians: Loved by God"
by T.D. Jakes
BethanyHouse, 2000
Verse
Come! Live in the light! Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom, to live in the freedom of the city of God!
Refrain
We are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly,
we are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.

Hymn by David Haas
GIA Publications
Choral Praise Comprehensive
OCP Publications, 2004
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When He called you,
He wanted
you.
When He chose you,
He wanted
you.
You are His treasure
and His delight!


From "Six Pillars From Ephesians:
Loved by God"
by T.D. Jakes
BethanyHouse, 2000