An act of obedience

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2014

“When your life is over, the world will ask you only one question: ‘Did you do what you were supposed to do.’ “- Korczak Ziolkowski

In Chapter 10 (“Build the Ark”) of All In, author Mark Batterson begins with the story of the monument to Crazy Horse being carved out of a mountain in South Dakota.  Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski designed the monument to be 563 feet high, eight feet taller than the Washington Monument and nine times larger than the faces on Mount Rushmore.

The projected completion date for Crazy Horse is 2050, just shy of the one-hundred-year mark.  As Pastor Batterson observes, that falls twenty years shy of how long it took Noah to build the Ark.  Noah didn’t care what people thought about him building a boat in the desert.  In a marathon effort, Noah went all out for God, living for God’s glory.

Our response to God’s calling is an act of obedience that we answer not with words, but with our lives, as Martin Luther King Jr. once eloquently stated:

“If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper, who swept his job well.’ ”

Today’s question: How is God calling and leading you to revision /revitalize your vocation during your desert, transformational journey?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Unprecedented faith”


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