Thursday, June 20, 2024

Until that Day

Until that Day 
by David Brenneman 

My life is not my own, I was bought with a price. The shed blood of Jesus Christ. This is what I have been taught from long ago and has been at the forefront of most of my thoughts in living life. 

While indeed life has gotten in the way at times, remembering to whom I owe everything, is important at all times.

Scriptures say that there's a day fixed by God's own authority whereas Jesus is going to return. 

It's as a rock solid of a notion as was how He departed. The Angels testified to this coming truth. 

In my more recent years it seems that now is the time that my feet feel like they are on a more solid ground spiritually. One of two books that I am writing is about my testimony and the milestones that God's not wanting me to forget. 

You too have milestones in your life that have everything to do with the Spirit's working in your life. Many of these are enshrined in wonder or in agony. From joy to pain. However, in everything, He has been faithful if you but look at it from a different perspective.

"For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:20.

For the Believer it really shouldn't be to get what I want, when I want, however I want it. 

This line of thinking leads only to selfishness and does nothing to point people to Jesus.  

While I do still have selfish things that crop up, my heart wants to help others. My home based ministry with computers is rooted in this idea. Help others and don't count the cost. Leave it in God's hands as to how any potential compensation occurs. To me its about storing up treasures in Heaven where moth and rust cannot destroy. 

Keeping up with the Jones's is fruitless. Always going to exotic places might be something for someone but not for me.

These days I value peace and quiet. I value simple paths vs complex ones. I really am thinking that I am beginning to understand why Jesus got away so often to be with His Father. While being with people is a side effect of life, being with Jesus is a joy and a privilege, the blessing of all blessings. 

The teachings of the New Testament point all Believer's to the truth that when they came to Christ Jesus for salvation...that the Spirit set them in the body of Christ as He saw fit. Granting them everything pertaining to life in Godliness. Giving them a devine purpose under Heaven that's for them to be doing. 
No longer living for self, but living for Jesus, the Author and the Perfector of our faith. 

Truth be told, if you are a Believer and aren't growing in Christ, in most every case, there's something that you're holding onto that you've been told by the Spirit that needs to go.  

If indeed we really and truly believe everything about the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, if we take that absolutely to heart as for Jesus should be how we spend all our days on this Earth.  

It's written that faith without works is dead. Our works that we do in the name of Jesus are to be done in such a way that people see our good works and glorify our Father in Heaven.  

These very things we do in obedience to God's Word will someday be tried by fire and if they indeed are holy and true will become a crown of righteousness to give back to Jesus. 

Don't you want to be able to give Him that crown?  

Pray about your purpose in God's plan for you. There's always a plan of God for every single Believer. He would never leave anyone out. Each part of the body of Christ that's truly connected works towards something wonderful. 

Until that day...the Bible exhorts us all to be found to be doers of the word and not just hearers only.  

Doing our best at whatever He puts before us to be doing. Trusting in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. 

All NASB 1995 and NASB Scripture Excerpts used by permission. (C) Lockman Foundation.

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