What Does God Call You?

What Does God Call You, When He Calls You?

Good question. Though, I haven’t thought about it before. I do know that the Lord speaks to us in many ways; through His Word, the Body of Christ (other believers), seeing and hearing Him in nature (in the silence), a still small voice behind us, and occasionally, a little louder voice that causes you to turn quickly to seek the Source from whence it came. Some folks call it an ‘audible’ voice. I can’t imagine what that would be like.

The people of Israel had an experience in Exodus 20:18-19. All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. Then they said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen, but let not God speak to us, or we will die.”… If I heard the Lord speak to me audibly I’d probably break out in a sprint and keep going.

Most spirit-filled followers of Christ have experienced at least 2 or more of these types of communication from the Father. But there is another question that I am getting at:

What Does God Call You, When He Calls You?

This came up after a recent devotion I had. I began to pray in earnest about something, when suddenly I heard my name, “Diane.” Wasn’t sure whether it was my brother, who was in the other room, or whether it was the Lord. It sounded so close and so clear that I went to my brother to ask if he called me. He did not.

At this point, I strongly believed that it was the Holy Spirit. Interesting, I thought, He calls me Diane, my middle name. Most people call me Rochelle. My childhood and the family name is Diane. Prior to this day, from what I can remember, the Lord has spoken to me without addressing me by name. So exactly what is He saying by this?

Is it that the Lord tapped the child-likeness in me when He called? Was He affirming the familial status I have with Him? Did the Lord have something to say and desired the childlike trust and understanding I should possess? Surely I am better as a child with my Father than as an adult. Jesus tells us in Luke 18:17, Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” This is the preferred relationship He wants with all of His children. I feel blessed that God wants me to draw close like a child to hear what He has to say. I hope I am a good child and one who listens well.

I recall the Lord calling out to a child sometime in history. As a young boy, Samuel was called by name. Here is a short account of that event. It’s a little funny… but it depicts the event as it is written in scripture. Well, of course not the pink bed, the pizza, and the jolly ranchers. This video was done in a way that even children would understand. That’s me and you, according to our Father! Enjoy.

Have you had a similar experience you would like to share?