Aug 14, 2017 Karla’s Blog
The devotional today is basicly telling us to make the best of what we have, and use it to serve our Lord, God. When we are at the point of judgement it will not be a contest of what you accomplished for God, just that you belonged to Him through the blood of His Son. It could be a few minutes like the thief on the cross hanging next to our Lord. Christ told him that he too would be in His Father’s house. He certainly had no time to perform great works. There have been many hard hearted people who realizing their time was coming near, they turned to Christ, and asked Him to be their savior. They are not denied entrance, they gave their heart, however there is scripture that tells us that our service to the Lord will be like jewels in our crown. It does not matter what we have accomplished for our service to God, it matters that we belong to Him. Our hearts are committed to God and when He has an active place in our life, it is impossible to not want to do things for others. We are so overwhelmingly blessed to have this amazing opportunity to have God in our hearts and it makes you want to share it. To do things for others the way it was done for you. Our time on this earth is limited we know that from a young age, so we have a finite time to bring glory to our Heavenly Father. Use what you have, be it the little things or the big ones. No matter what condition you are in, you can represent Christ with your actions. I’m stuck on bed rest, but still crochet for others, and make cards to cheer people up. You don’t need to have a craft gene though, use what YOU have. Do what you do, to the glory of God. If you can speak, then do. If you can’t then you can pray for all the others out there. We each have our specialty, and we can use that. Let us give back, but a tiny portion of what has been given to us. The blessing will be so worth the effort. Thanks for sharing part of your day with me, please enjoy today’s devotional from His Victorious Indwelling:
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be known to the rulers and authorities in heavenly realms according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. EPHESIANS 3:10–11 The Christian life is a great thing; one of the greatest things on earth. Made up of daily littles, it is yet in itself not a little thing; but insofar as it is truly lived, whether by poor or rich, by child or full-grown man, noble throughout; a part of that great whole, in which and by which is to be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places, the manifold wisdom of God (Eph. 3:10). It does not need to be a long life; a short one may be as true and holy as a long one. A short one is not a failure. John the Baptist’s was perhaps the shortest ministry in the church; yet it was no failure; it was one of the greatest successes. He was a burning and shining light. We do not need to say profanely, “Whom the gods love die young”; but we may say that it does not need the three score years and ten to unfold the beauties of holiness. HORATIUS BONAR
If we are in a right frame of mind we don’t wish to die. It is no sign of a gracious person to be weary of life. Yet it is quite true that it is “far better” to depart and be with Christ—far better than a Sunday here and then a Monday tomorrow, and the business of the week to follow. But though this is true, we are taught to desire to remain here and serve Christ. It is only here we can pluck brands from the burning fire. Stay here and turn many to righteousness. Make it a rule not to think of death. Think of resurrection. Think of Christ’s coming again. This is what sanctifies, what strengthens, what gladdens.
O how quickly passes away the glory of the earth! THOMAS À KEMPIS