Work For Me Today

Matthew [21:28]-32 ¶ But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father?
This week I have been thinking on the passage referenced here and how our LORD taught with the method of parables. While doing so Jesus communicated so many kingdom principles of which we are still commonly practicing and participating in today. This principle God spoke into me began at an age of 20 in my life as I was thinking I was being obedient to all I knew HE had ever asked of me. At that point of active service in my home church, I was pretty satisfied that I had answered the call to serve and I was pleased with what self was doing. I was like the first son who originally said no but later he went.
“He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.”
My initial response to Pastoral Christian service was not an ambitious yes rather it was a calculated no, not even a maybe! The beauty of grace in discipleship is God does not get offended with our no’s, HE continues to love us thru the process. I am so excited for those who are teaching virtual lessons, working outside your comfort zone, making phone calls, and connecting with others during these days. Keep up the good work and never let NO be the final answer. God is not just calling the equipped, He is equipping the called!