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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Well Done Good And Faithful Servant...


Tonight one on the questions in my Bible study was this....

"If the Lord was to take you home tonight, would you be able to say that you did not waste your life, but lived it for God's kingdom?"

This question is a really tough to answer - don't you think?

You know the saying - "Good intentions pave your way to hell"? If I am going to be honest here - I have to say that I do have good intentions... I will get very fired up and somewhere along the way I lose steam and often times fall back into my lazy ways....

In our round table discussion we talked about how to get and stay passionate about Jesus... The main answer was to love one another... To love the unlovable.... To stop judging.... What God requires of His Followers is basically simple... He wants us to love and honor His children and to love Him with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind....

Romans 14:10-12 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: "As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God." So then each of us shall give account to himself to God.

We I need to live my life honoring Christ... I need to reach out to the unloved and love... I need to humble myself... I need to get out of this comfort zone I have created and get uncomfortable... Because when I go home to my Father - I want to be able to say....

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. And God will reply.... "Well Done, good and faithful servant."

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5 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

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Warren Baldwin said...

Your opening question was like a punch in the gut (sorry, my response is not very subtle, but it is the truth). Yes and no. Sometimes, and as a general rule, yes. But have I squeezed even a significant amount of potential out of each day? No. That is what I mean by the truth being like a punch. When I think about various aspects of Christian ministry - prayer, visitation, study, writing, creative dreaming for evangelism, education and other important works of the body - no, I don't maximize time or potential. So, good opening question, one to get us to think.

I read your comment on another blog (I think Alisa's) about dreaming. Cheryl and I have a dream to work in a foreign mission, too. Hold on to that dream!

Warren Baldwin said...

Your opening question was like a punch in the gut (sorry, my response is not very subtle, but it is the truth). Yes and no. Sometimes, and as a general rule, yes. But have I squeezed even a significant amount of potential out of each day? No. That is what I mean by the truth being like a punch. When I think about various aspects of Christian ministry - prayer, visitation, study, writing, creative dreaming for evangelism, education and other important works of the body - no, I don't maximize time or potential. So, good opening question, one to get us to think.

I read your comment on another blog (I think Alisa's) about dreaming. Cheryl and I have a dream to work in a foreign mission, too. Hold on to that dream!

Faith Imagined said...

Amen! I also need to get uncomfortable, swallow my pride and start loving others!!! I can so relate to this post! Thanks for inspiring me!!!

JT said...

This is a great post. I enjoy your blog. May God bless you.

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