Blog 72 / Our High Calling

The Church of the Living God

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Pet 2:9 NIV)

 When the sun rises each day, it rises on the Church of the Living God all across the globe. From the Andes to the Himalayas; from the continents of the world to the islands of the sea; from villages in Africa to the megacities of Asia, worship from the lips of God’s people is rising continually to His throne in thousands of unique languages.

This is the family of God, the Body of Christ, a chosen people, His bride whom He loves. Popular culture may consider the Church irrelevant, but it is the greatest community on earth, the most potent force for good, and the only ones opposing Satan’s kingdom. Not only that, the intercession of the Church holds the balance of power in the world today.

Despite its many sins and its unfaithfulness throughout the ages, our Lord has entrusted His Church to go into all the world to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations. As we move closer to the day when the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord, the Church still has a work to do. More workers and resources need to be prayed into the harvest, missionaries need prayer to persevere. Nations gripped by religious deception need the Truth.

As we work for our Lord, our gaze is ever towards heaven, longing for the day when we see Him face to face. Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him.” (1 Cor 2:9 NKJV)

Without a doubt the best is yet to be!

With our high calling, God wants us to put on the garments of praise and live righteously so as to be effective in prayer and service. Sadly, the Church has befriended the world, allowing compromises and impurities to flood in leading many “astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” (2 Cor 11:3 NIV) With repentant hearts let us stand in the gap and call on God, who is a consuming fire, to refine and purge His people so He can bring restoration and purity to His Church and beloved Bride.



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
 make room for the longings of god’s heart – Blog 71
It’s a wonderful life- Blog 70
when we pray for the lost – blog 69
sugar cubes and prayer – blog 68
more than meets the eye – blog 67
praising god before he answers – blog 66
Praying For God’s Glory Will Cost Us – blog 65
rejoicing over god with singing – blog 64
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 63
the glorious end God has in mind- blog 62
No Place LIke Home – blog 60
finishing well – blog 59
are we known as formidible opponents? – blog 58
Thy Kingdom Come – blog 57
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1