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    March 30, 2017

    Here in West Virginia we have a citizen legislature. This means our lawmakers are part-time and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and careers. We also call these careers vocations. “Vocation” comes from a Latin word that means “to call”. This hails from a time when your job was considered a “calling” from God. Certainly, there was a different calling for those in ministry, but every person was seen to be called by God to their particular occupations and roles in life. For this reason, a person could find joy in their work by seeking to labor for the glory of God.

    We have a calling in our work. We have a calling in our roles as a father, mother, or family member. Many legislators and elected leaders believe it a calling to serve in government. In Isaiah 6 God gave Isaiah a marvelous vision of His holiness and glory, and called him into service as a prophet. While many will never be called into ministry, we can all learn much from Isaiah’s experience about God’s calling in each of our lives.  

    This is the topic of this week's Bible studies at the West Virginia capitol as we complete our series of studies on Isaiah's vision of our Holy God. God gave Isaiah a special call to ministry as a prophet. We can learn much from his experience about the call that God has on every person's life.

    • Pray that many might answer God's call to repentance and faith in Christ.
    • Pray that believers in the capitol might recognize God's call to be a witness and testimony for Christ.
    • We are now entering the last challenging days of the regular session. Pray that our Christian leaders might be encouraged when they remember that God has called believers to suffer - to endure trials and hardship as they seek to faithfully follow Him. 

    Tim Pauley

    Capitol Commission West Virginia