When God calls on us, will we show up? Or will we be missing in action? Our responses to God reveal to us, and everyone watching, what we think of Him. Our responses will reveal if He really is our God. Our responses will reveal whether we believe He is good, fair, just, and worthy of our love.
Many years have passed by and we haven’t accomplished much beyond the foundations of our faith.
It is time for us to evaluate our performance.
Have I done what God has called me to do? Have I even tried? God is well aware of the particular challenges each of us faces. But He still requires faithfulness.
It is God and not men that impute value to human life. And, in God’s eyes, ALL lives matter. Whether you value my life or not, God does. How anyone (even me) values my life does NOT change my intrinsic God-derived value.
To those who sought God, He gave them understanding. And, as their faith grew, they had even more faith. As they understood Jesus’ Word, they could understand even more. As the served God, their service grew.
To those who had no faith in God, to those who were unwilling to serve Him, they lost everything, “their foolish hearts were darkened” and they lost their way.
Brothers and sisters, thanksgiving is not an arbitrary concept. Thanksgiving is a consequence of our faithful response to God, Himself.
We must learn to serve God before we can offer Him true praise, true thanksgiving.
What kind of doors would God open in our homes and workplaces if we simply approached Him with eager expectation and held nothing back in obedience when He directs our steps?
…Jesus never asks us to rely on our reasoning. Jesus wants us to comply to His commands, he wants us to step forward in faith. Will we obey Him?
Oh let us GIVE THANKS to God for salvation and for the unity of the brethren and for the testimony to which we are called. AMEN!
…it is prudent that we change our attitudes from tribulation avoidance to tribulation expectation/preparation, because we know it is coming. no matter what we do.