Today is May 30, 2018 and it is appearing that the world has gone completely crazy! ISIS is running rampant; Donald Trump is in the Presidency, who knows what is up with North Korea and most Christians in the USA have become comfortable and “lukewarm.” I can’t imagine what the world will look like in a few years! But regardless of the time, the message Jesus gave us regarding doing what the Bible says has not changed and never will. In short, we are to be faithful in serving Christ in the world and into the next.
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
We are to follow to the best of our abilities the call to ministry that Christ has placed on our lives. This call might include several aspects, some of which are a bit out of the box. If you remember God calls people like Moses who never felt comfortable or capable of doing the ministry that he was called to. Why is that? It’s because he wasn’t equipped to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, but God was!
“Doing What It Says” will most likely entail some difficult, unpalatable choices that you had never thought of before. Peter never anticipated stepping out of the boat much less being martyred upside down on a cross for his testimony about Christ. Mother Teresa never thought she would end up in Calcutta watching people die on the street, and John Wesley never thought he would be riding around on a horse preaching to anyone that would listen in a field. Nevertheless, God does things much differently than we ever would. We simply have to be ready to accept His call and to the best of our abilities, prepare ourselves for Him to work through us and be open to whatever He wants us to do! Guess what, I never thought I’d be writing a blog! But God uses people that are willing, that’s the key. We have to be willing to be used and ready to relinquish our calendar and agenda for His purposes.
NOTE TO SELF: Wonder what’s next?