William Knelsen

Listen to, Trust in, and Obey God’s Call

Follow God's Call

God speaks to us in words, and our responsibility as his creatures is to listen, to trust, and to obey those words… [this] is missing among many followers of Christ today. The result is a casualness in faith and a slackness in behavior that show no sign of having listened to any call from Sinai […]

Sober Joy: A Lenten Prayer

Beauty for Ashes

Sober Joy. I like the steadiness that the term portrays. Someone who is described as having sober joy seems to be the type of person who is not phased by the shifting waters or the changing weather. A man who is described this way is a man I respect.  Sober joy requires a firm and […]

In What Am I Participating?

Be My Witnesses

I am participating with God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in the renewal of Creation. I am a messenger, delivering the proclamation of Jesus as our eternal king. The kingdom ruled by Jesus is not yet fully visible, but has begun to reveal itself. It is revealed when we are kind, generous, […]

The Importance of a Caller

Psalm 37:4

Beware of anything that competes with loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of devotion to Jesus is service for Him… The one aim of the call of God is the satisfaction of God, not a call to do something for Him. Oswald Chambers When considering your calling, it is vital not to overlook this […]

Our Calling – Purpose and Breaking Away

Compiled by Scott Bodell Our primary call is a call to relationship with our Creator. You cannot be called to something without a caller calling you. If we are to follow a calling as human beings, it can only come from God. The Purpose of Life Purpose is commonly pondered/explored. What is your purpose in […]

The Voice That Calls

We desire whatever we think is beckoning to complete us. The Call, p. 13 The question of completeness, identity, and purpose, is one we all ask. Who am I? What purpose do I serve? How you answer those questions is very dependent on the voice you are listening to. The voice you listen to is […]

Why “Finding My Purpose” is Such a Hot Topic

In his book, The Call, Os Guinness observes that for the highly modern parts of the world, these words from Søren Kierkegaard are particularly urgent: The thing is to understand myself, to see what God really wants me to do; the thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the […]


Forget New Year’s Resolutions. While there is something about setting a resolution for the new year, try setting life-long resolutions. This is what young Jonathan Edwards did. In his early twenties he compiled a list of resolutions that he sought to live by throughout his life. According to the document from which we have this […]

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