Get up. God’s prepared a work for you to do. He prepared good works for you in advance so that you would walk in them, so that you would do them. But you have to get up first. Feeling like you should invite that family over for dinner or feeling like you should offer to babysit or feeling like you should take your family to local food bank to help out doesn’t accomplish anything unless you get up and make it happen.
God is the most other-focused being in existence. A non-believer might see Him like Mao, a megalomaniac putting up posters of Himself, wanting everyone to worship and obey Him, or like Darius wanting everyone to pray to Him, to worship Him. Those men had their eyes on themselves. God has His eyes on us. He not only sees each of us, He sees all creation. He knows the number of hairs on our heads, the thoughts hidden in our hearts, and when a sparrow falls to the ground. Above all that, Jesus is praying for us. He is Life itself, and He gives Life itself to us. I feel puny in my attempts to express any gratitude or praise to Him. He is worthy of more than all of us could ever offer in return.
The Real Deal
There is only one real deal, the way, the truth, the life. The only real life is the one lived through Christ. The rest is a mirage, a quickly fading scene in the landscape of life.
Follow your heart to deception. Follow the law to the grave. Follow Jesus to life. Follow His word to wisdom.
Life or Death
You can’t lose God, but you can refuse Him. The choice is yours. You were His choice. He wants none to perish, but He places in your hands this life or death decision.