Sunday, February 9, 2020

Further evidence that He has something for you to do.

“But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.” Acts 26:16 

God was working in your life long before you began working with Him. The Lord knew you before time began, and He knew what He wanted to do with your life (Jer. 1:5; Ps. 139:13). Before the apostle Paul's conversion experience on the road to Damascus, Jesus already knew Paul and had a specific assignment for him. But Jesus only revealed this assignment after Paul's conversion (Acts 9:15). So misguided was Paul that in his sincere efforts to serve God, he had actually been waging war against Christians! Although God knew what He wanted for Paul, He waited to reveal it to him until He gained his attention and became his Lord. Our Lord does not come to us to discover what we would like to accomplish for Him. He encounters us in order to reveal His activity and invite us to become involved in His work. An encounter with God requires us to adjust ourselves to the activity of God that has been revealed. God never communicates with us merely to give us a warm devotional thought for that day. He never speaks to us simply to increase our biblical knowledge. Our Lord has far more significant things to reveal to us than that! When God shows us what He is doing, He invites us to join Him in the work He is doing. Are you prepared to meet God today? Don't seek to hear from God unless you are ready to ask, as Paul did, “What shall I do, Lord?” - Blackaby  Experiencing God Day by Day 

When people repeat themselves it can at times be a bit annoying.  But when God repeats Himself, it means pay attention!

I count it as no coincidence that after giving me something to write about doing something that Blackaby hits on the same note. 

Read what he says well.  Our lives are not our own. We were bought with a price. 

We are so often seduced by the world to go do other things rather than the mission given to us to do for Christ. 

We are seduced to wear things to fit in with a dying world.  


Really think about that.  Spending time, energy and effort on wasted endeavors and things of this world is comparable to insisting on wearing funeral clothes and making your home in a casket. You would rather be seen as being the same as the dead than the living Lord, Jesus Christ. Scripture says we are alive in Christ.  Should not we live that way?

The world would love nothing more than for Christians to stop telling them their way isn't the right way.  To the tune that many so called churches have refused to speak on the blood of Jesus.  Of the need to be saved. Of the penalty of sin. Of living life to please God. 

If your church isn't preaching on those things, flee it. Get away from it.  Those kinds of churches were warned about in Scripture.  

So look again at your life.  Are you living for Jesus or yourself?  You can indeed make a living and live for Jesus.  I ask Jesus to come into work with me every day.  For His help in doing the best that I can do. 

It's time to look in the mirror. 

Do you see you or do you see evidence of Jesus?

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