YOU NEED GOD TO FOLLOW GOD
We are living in a time where God is doing exciting things around the world as people are coming to know Christ in the millions! It is during these times that we are reminded that Christ is not going further away from us but closer as the day of His second coming is drawing near. We may not know the time of His arrival but we know that each day gone by is a day closer to that fateful day.
It is during the waiting that we are tested the most and in the midst of the waiting we have to know that we are not simply living our lives and doing whatever we want till Jesus comes to take us into heaven. We were given a task to go and make disciples of all nations and be faithful Christians wherever we go.
We are called to grow God’s Kingdom not by building more church buildings alone but actually building up the Church body which involves building relationships with people for the purpose of having Christ centered fellowship. Being a Christian in this world is hard and we don’t realize this but it would be hard because you are on the mission field, to which the mission field is a spiritual battleground! Think about it with me for a second and ponder upon this because we go about our days not realizing that wherever we go is a spiritual battleground for souls and if the Christians are not actively praying for and showing the love of God, then we are forfeiting our friends and our communities to Satan.
Even today, as we go about our day, the enemy is hard at work to keep things the same so that he can keep the people in slavery to sin but what if we were to finally realize that we are in war not in peacetime? What if we were to realize that we were sent to our schools and particular friends to be the light and to share the good news of the Gospel? What if we are forfeiting the daily battles for souls because we fail to even show up to the battle as we are preoccupied with our own lives?
The battle to expand God’s kingdom and be His disciple is hard and we may even be discouraged by it because we may not see the results right away but let it be known that the Christian walk is not a ten second sprint but a lifelong marathon! As Zerubbabel and Zechariah were in the time of building the temple of God back from the ruins, God is encouraging them that it will never be about how powerful or smart they are but that the success of their task is based upon their ability to trust in God to provide the grace for success.
There are thousands of souls out there that need to be revived by the power of the Holy Spirit and God wants to use you as a channel for that power to flow from. Some of us have tried and got discouraged. Some of us have not even tried for fear of being unpopular. But whether you have started or stopped the truth remains the same, to be a follower of God that is actively doing the work of God will always require the grace of God to carry it out! Today, whether you have to start being a Christian or continue to be a Christian, may you never stop seeking His presence through prayer, devotions, and gathering as the believer of Christ!
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