Monday, October 24, 2016

WORK for the night is coming.

John 9:4 “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”  ~Jesus

This is an agricultural illustration. Picture a hard working farmer in the days before modern farm machinery. He rose early each day in order to be in the field before "first light" to take advantage of every minute of daylight—cultivating his crop for the harvest to come. He knew that night would come, so he worked hard all day and when the night came he "rested hard" ...well deserved rest for his diligence in the daylight. He knew that if he was going to have a crop to harvest, he must work diligently every waking minute for time was short.

God’s Word instills within us a very specific world view: God is almighty and He is holy—and thank God—He is also gracious—because all of us have sinned fall short of His glorious standard. God has made a way for us to be forgiven and to be reconciled back into a loving relationship with Him as Father—through faith in Jesus & the cross. That’s what the gospel is all about. In the Kingdom of God every Recruit—becomes a Recruiter… every adopted child is commissioned as an adoption agent---with a mission to invite others into the family through faith in Christ... and time is clicking down.  The result is urgency--an ever-present awareness that every day counts; that our words, deeds, relationships, choices matter---as we live our LIVES as living sacrifices for Him (Rom. 12:1).

Friend I hope that: a) you know Jesus as savior and God as your awesome faither today!  And 2) that you sense the URGENT call of the Spirit to live--intentionally for the Kingdom... to "be about your Father's business" like our Elder Brother and Savior--Jesus was all of His earthly life.

Make today a great day IN HIM!

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Blessings,
Brad