Journal Entry ~ 09/01/18
11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw-13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. - 1 Corinthians 3:11-13
God doesn't want us to be idle - that’s why He reminds us often in scripture that the Day is coming. He expects us to multiply what He has given us. He has given us life and made us a new creation. He transforms our hearts as He walks through the deepest valleys with us and He sets us upon the highest peaks. He is our strength, our comforter, our counselor. He is our all in all. And because He has given us our everything, He does not want us to remain idle. He wants us to live out our lives boldly for Him, bringing Him glory by sharing all that He has done for us with others.
We know this, but when the chaos of the day takes over, the importance of this message gets pushed aside. It is so easy to get lost in the temptation of busy-ness in this world, and let our schedules or others’ demands dictate what is important.
THIS is the most important thing - not our house, not our jobs, not our accomplishments or our to do list - what we do with what He has given us. That's the most important thing. He has saved us from the depths of hell and set us upon solid ground, He brings us peace when the storm rages, strength when we feel weak, comfort when we hurt, steadfast love when we're alone. He has a plan for us, and He promises it is for our good. He has blessed each and every one of our lives in countless ways, we should be shouting stories of His glory and His grace from the rooftops. If we are to keep the most important thing, the most important thing, we must return to this message daily.
What have we done with what He has given us today. He has rescued us from an eternal life of hell and blessed our lives abundantly. What have we done with that today? What will not burn up and what will remain from today?
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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