Oh how we need to have the heart of God… the very mind of Christ! Instead of loving the things God loves and hating the things God hates, young Christian people are playing stupid Micky Mousey computer games or Pokemon Go! Instead of being an ambassador for Christ, their sitting in front of their TV’s eating potato chips and watching footie. What a way to spend (or should I say waste) the precious time that God has given you!
Brothers and sisters, let’s make each day count. We don’t have very long on this earth. The time is short. We have but one short life to live and then it is past. Like the wind it comes and is gone. Like the flame of a candle it flickers and then is no more. God has put each of us on this planet for a purpose. It is our job to find out that purpose. In a broad sense it is to glorify and exalt the name of Christ. He has given each of us talents and bodies, let’s use them to their full extent.
I entreat you as a brother in Christ and fellow soldier of the Cross to do that which counts in the external scheme of things. Don’t waste your life doing petty, whimsical, childish things that don’t matter and hold very little value! Do things that turn the world upside down… that change the world for the better. Be a radical Christian. And by that I’m not talking about wearing T-shirts or baseball caps with nice Christian cliches printed on them. I’m talking about standing right there in the gap and being willing to be counted as a disciple of Christ. It’s going to cost you something! In fact it might cost you everything for standing up for Christ and His truth. You will be mocked, you will be spat at, your reputation will be tarnished, you will lose your friends, you will lose your popularity, you may lose your job, you may even be called to die for Christ! What has it cost you to be follower of Christ? There should be scars on your hands. What will you say on Judgment Day when you have to stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an answer for everything in your life? Will you be found as a good and faithful servant or a wayward, good-for-nothing slacker?
I’m not trying to be hard for the sake of being hard! The cold, hard truth is that there’s no neutral position when it comes to being a Christian. You’re either working in the kingdom of God or you’re playing along with the devil! There’s no middle line! So brothers and sisters, I entreat you echoing the words of the great evangelist C.T. Studd “Only one life, twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” I want you to think about it… think about it? Will you? Please don’t waste your life. Despite how inadequate, flawed and frail you are, God can still use you. His power is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12:9). Present yourself before the Lord as a willing, humble servant and say “Here am I Lord, use me in your service!”
I don’t say all of this to be judgmental or to make myself look better than you. My heart’s desire is that I would have the very mind of Christ. That I would be in full submission to do His will. My life is not mine. Nor is time, possessions or anything else. Christ is my Master, I am His servant. I strive to serve Him instead of my selfish, carnal desires. I am bought with a price and it is my duty to make each day count and to glorify Christ with everything that I do. My sincere prayer is that it would be the same for you.
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Grace and peace,