February 6. 2020 Underway!
Your Work for Jesus Christ, are you keeping active? You are on active duty with the LORD keep going full speed ahead and:
Read 1 Corinthians 15:58
My fellow believers in Christ are we working daily to serve our Lord in reaching out to those who are not saved in Christ and also to those who are saved?
Are we a shining light of encouragement and influence so they will be helped to carry on the Faith with all diligence?
A preacher many years ago said: "If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much". His name was Harry Ironside
Is your life a life of action and doing for Christ? I remember leaving port aboard ship ready to go out to sea on operations of some nature. I remember the order for those on the pier to cast off all lines and those on the deck of the ship would pull them in. This event was an active working event so the ship could leave and go out to sea and fulfill the orders that were given by the Naval Command.
When you got saved by believing in Jesus by faith you were at that moment living a new life for HIM for the lines of sin that were cast off you into that new life no longer kept you tied up to sin. You were freed by the Power of GOD. You came over to HIS side now.
But as many as received HIM (JESUS) to them gave HE power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on HIS name. Gospel of John 1:12
Has sin tied you down after getting saved? You started well, but faltered perhaps? You did not keep your mind fully on serving GOD, but other things besides the work of GOD led you to some sliding moments in doing things you ought not have done. The LORD JESUS gave HIS life on the Cross of Calvary for us. HIS blood that was bled out was shed for our sins so we could be saved. JESUS was steadfast, unmoveable and always abounded in doing the work of GOD. Perhaps you need to come home and get right with JESUS as a believer in the family of GOD. 1 John 1:9 talks about forgiveness! HE will forgive you and you can have that restored fellowship with HIM.
Many saved in CHRIST can get caught up in not always being active in serving. We slack off in not witnessing the gospel that saved us. We get into relationships we ought not. Our prayer lives diminish. Bible reading that was once attended to is not like that anymore. The Heavenly searchlight is on us 24/7. GOD knows you, how well do you know HIM? Do you leave home with your bible, gospel tracts and handouts or maybe a church bulletin so when you meet people who are not saved you can give them one? Are you encouraging the saved, your brothers and sisters in Christ consistently? Yes? If not, time to get underway.
Underway for Jesus means you are involved in HIS work. What are you doing with the means you have? If you are not saved, Come to Christ today. Be on the Winning side. Have forgiveness of sins. Serve JESUS!