Sunday, September 15, 2013

Salvation Sunday: Finish the Work

In John 17, Jesus is speaking to the Heavenly Father. He is saying that He is completed His work and He says a little prayer over His disciples to make sure they are good and that they are protected. But, the thing that got me was that He finished the work that was given to Him. The real question is have you finished the work? Are you still working on the assignment? Or did you stop or push it back? We have to stay working and fighting this good fight. We have to continue to do the good work that God has given each of us. Whether it is "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:19) or whether it is loving thy neighbor as thyself or whether it is doing something that God has called you to do. This reminds me of the parable that Jesus tells in Matthew 25. The master asks each servant what they did with their talents. The servant with the 5 and 2 talents came back with double the amount. However, the one with 1 said he hid it and did nothing because he was ashamed of what he had. The master shut him down and sent him away because he didn't do what was expected. 

The question is not how many assignments or gifts God has given you. The question is did you do it. The question is did you obey God and complete the task. The question is not how important you think one is versus the other. Because as members of the body of Christ, we are ALL important. Without one part, we cannot function as a body. Therefore, your assignment/task/gift is not insignificant. So, back to the question did you finish the work. Because when Jesus comes back for His people, what will His response be to you when we see Him face to face? Will it be well done thou good and faithful servant? Or will it be that He does not know who you are? I know I want to hear "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

I want to be able to spend eternity with Christ and just worshipping Him forever because He's worthy. I don't want to have to worry about being tired or sickness or pain or anything like that. i don't want to have to worry about bills, loans, debts or anything annoying. I don't want to have to deal with insecurities, doubt or fear. I don't want to have to deal with allergies. Lol!! But, forreal. I want to hear God say come on in!!! In order to hear those words, we have to complete the work. God has given us everything we need to get the job done. So, let's get it done!!! 

Think about this: what if Christ did not complete His work? What if Christ did not die on the cross for you and I? What if He did not lay His life down for you and I? What if He did not become the connection between us and God Himself? We have to complete the work because you don't know who is connected to you for salvation.

Stay blessed!!

Salvation Sunday: Steven Gable

2 Chronicles 6:41 "Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness."

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