WHAT TO DO
WHAT TO DO
“The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. God has given each of you a gift from His variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” – 1 Peter 4:7-9
What do you do in a day and age where our time on earth is not guaranteed? How do you live in a life that’s only sustained by His mercy? Where do you find refuge in a world that’s unsteady? Well, so many questions can be asked, but while we are trying to find the answers to the above questions, at least it no longer should be a question on whether these are the last days or not. The evidence is too strong… JESUS IS COMING SOON!
To those saved, this news is a blessing… However, it’s also a burden. Our salvation calls for responsibility and action. We have to live well… and in living, preach and live the gospel so that both us and others, by His grace, make it to heaven - our home. Here apostle Peter, gives us a clue how we ought to live in these last days. Yes, to assure our salvation and lead more to Christ, we need to be earnest in prayer, love one another and serve each other with our spiritual gifts.
There has never been a greater demand on our love, prayers and service than today. The world is fading… These are not times to think we will live forever and put ourselves on the centre of the world. Rather let’s give that position to Christ and just preach Him with our lives and mouths.
REFLECTION POINT: Our love keeps our hearts in place, our prayers keep our connection with God strong and serving others extends this love and connection to the rest of the world. If we can abide in this living, we can become a 24/7/365 pulpit… inviting people to an altar call to receive Jesus without any word. So, the golden question this morning as I end the devotion is:
“Do you believe the world is ending, and if you do, does your thinking, your desires, your dreams, your conversation, and above all, your life reflect this?”
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for me so I could live forever with you in your resurrection. Holy Spirit, as I live, help never forget this priceless gift of salvation and in love live to be a testimony and witness of the cross… In Jesus’ name, Amen.28 March 2020