8/07/2015

find the path

Tuesday August 18th, Ephesians 5: 15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully, worthily, and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise, sensible, intelligent people, 16 Making the very most of the time, because the days are evil.  And we could add to that, as have people since the begging of time, that these days are evil also.  The advice stands, live purposefully, worthily and accurately.  Laura Beth Jones in her book “The Path,” points out that in life we all live a mission statement.  The question to pursue is what is Your mission.  We either live our mission in life, or we live someone else’s mission in life.  The call of a Christian is to find the path that God has for you in your life.  What are you called to do in life?  How are you called to serve in this life?  Where is that intersection between your passions and the teachings of Christ that will bring to life all the gifts God has given you for service?  These gifted people are not the few, they are potentially all people. The real gift is when you discover what your gifts and your callings are, and then to use them in the Kingdom. Instead of following along dumbly, open your Bible, think, read, and pray, and then do it again, and again and again.  There are many churches that distribute voting guides near election time to tell Christians who to vote for, I refuse to let them in the church.  What I ask everyone to do instead is to take a block of time and sit down the week before any election and pick one of the Gospels.  Then read that Gospel all the way through, pray and then go vote.  Make the most of your time in this world by making it your time and your agenda and your calling in conjunction with God’s calling for you.  When you are on the path you will know it, it comes with a feeling of peace.  

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