God’s Call Provides Strength

Rob Donoho

Read: Ephesians 3:14-21

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being. (v. 16)

I was exhausted after the first day of work building a house for a Mexican family in need of a place to live. Paint covered my clothes and every inch of my body felt dirty. My back ached and my neck was stiff. I wanted nothing more than a warm shower, a quick meal, and a good night’s sleep.

I was surprised to see the family for whom we were building a house remain on the home site as we drove away. The father sat on the ground guarding the building materials. The mother held her one-year-old son, and the three-year-old girl sat on the steps of the framed house, waving good-bye to us with a big smile, eyes beaming. The family was so excited to have a home, they were ready to move in despite not having finished walls, a roof, or furniture.

Suddenly, I didn’t feel so tired. Not only did I feel a new sense of commitment towards the task, I felt reenergized by God’s Spirit. God filled my heart with love and compassion for this family.

Answering God’s call can be tiring. When we feel our strength waning and our commitment wavering let’s put our eyes on Jesus and those he loves. Doing so will provide us with renewed strength. —Rob Donoho

Prayer: Lord God, strengthen me when I am weak by helping me see the purpose of your call. May I always keep my eyes on you, Lord.