November 03, 2020
We are routine people. Take a mental survey: you operate out of amazing consistency in many ways. You probably shower and dress yourself the same every day. You put on your clothes with the same pattern.
In fact, there is a part of your brain that is completely devoted to storing and facilitating these habits. Studies show that if this brain activity didn't function, you would be in real trouble, because there are thousands of things you do routinely without thinking. If you had to make every decision consciously about the routine work of your hands, for instance, you would be paralyzed into inactivity.
A MISSING COMPONENT
There is a daily routine that is missing in most believer's life. It has not yet been programmed into the mind's computer because we have not done it enough to let it become habitual. The tragedy is, for the Christian and unbeliever alike, it is the most important habit of our lives.
We do not intentionally and habitually share Christ with everyone we meet, every day.
God has so designed His work that people CANNOT and WILL NOT be saved eternally if the gospel is not verbally shared, and then united by faith in their hearts.
How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? (Romans 10:16)
Read that verse again and meditate upon it. It is written for you. It is YOUR MOST IMPORTANT DAILY TASK!
The "believing" happens in the hearer's heart, made possible by the grace of God. But the verbal testimony of the gospel is the believing Christian’s part, made possible by God's graceful help and their surrender to be used daily by Him.
THE LAW OF THE HARVEST
Remember this: the more the gospel is shared, in the simple, humble submission to the Spirit's prompting and power, the more people will hear. And the more people hear, the more people will believe. It's as simple as that.
But they will not believe it they do not hear. And delivering the message is our most important daily task.
And, that includes today.
Father, thank You that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. Convince me daily, Lord, that there is nothing more important for me to do on any given day. Let it become the habitual routine of my life to look for gospel opportunities and to be unashamed of the gospel. Let me share Your glorious truth with someone today!
July 02, 2022
July 01, 2022
In each generation there are wicked rulers leading nations to do wicked things, oppressing those around them with senseless violence and evil. Hitler had his day and Stalin, and now Putin as he ravages Ukraine.
Where is God in all of this? The small, one-chapter book of Obadiah gives us the answer: God will always, ultimately judge wicked men nations. Justice wins the day. Notice God’s word through Obadiah to the wicked nation of Edom. No nation that ignores God will escape His judgment.
June 29, 2022