Waking up to a blanket of fresh snow is always a beautiful sight, but it’s not always welcome. Today, I begin the installation of 1,000 feet of fencing. I had hoped that it would be an inside job, but it’s a fence for somebody’s horses; too bad it isn’t an indoor ranch. So, as I prepare to head out in this weeks subfreezing temps (last week was in the 60’s), I had an encouraging thought.
Every day we get the chance to be part of something amazing — it’s called the Kingdom of God. As part of this regime we are empowered to be warrior representatives of the Almighty in a battle for souls and the Glory of the King. This looks different for each of us in our lanes of effort, but it also can change situationally, moment by moment, day by day. For example, I flew home from Iraq on Thanksgiving Day after two weeks of amazing ministry to preach God’s word on Sunday, then to fill a dumpster all day on Monday at a house-remodeling job. I believe each of those three events were all for the Glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom, some were just more evident of how this was being accomplished.
That’s where our faith comes in. Do we believe that as His adopted children we remain in that relationship 24/7/365? Or are we more like players on a team that occasionally get called off the bench into the actual game? Let’s walk in faith and the truth knowing that Jesus bought us to be His for every moment of eternity, and may our living purposefully sow many seeds of the Gospel.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” ~ Colossians 3:23-24 NLT
God bless you all! And please think warm thoughts of me today.