Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WHAT ARE YOU?

"Dear friends, l urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us." 1 Peter 2:11-12

As Disciples of Christ living out the Kingdom of God here on this earth, the Bible clearly tells us not to mistaken this world for home as we are only aliens and strangers passing through. But in the same way, the scripture doesn't say we should be onlookers and spectators just causally observing from afar. You see the Bible says in Matthew 5:13-14, "You are the salt of the earth,". You are the light of the world".  This tells me that, God wants us to get involved, busy with what happens here on earth even though we are only going to be here for a season. This means we have a lot of work to do here on earth but only a short time frame to do it.

Today l want to ask you my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, do you consider yourself a  pilgrim when it comes to living out for Christ? Or are you more of an onlooker or a spectator staying at arms length from any kind of involvement in your church and community? What l am trying to say is that, there are already too many spectators and onlookers crowding their way through this life and God doesn't want anymore onlookers. He needs disciples and sons who will make an impact for Him on their way through this life and the next.

Today, God is calling you and l to hold on tightly to His hand and with that firm grasp throw ourselves into loving ministry to others and His Kingdom work. He wants to intrude into the lives of hurting, needy people around us ; through our kind words and actions. More importantly, He wants to see us sharpen one another as we encourage each other closer towards a holy living. I encourage you to look around today to see the many and countless opportunities He has laid before you and l in reaching out to a precious soul in need.

By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved 2013.


2 comments:

  1. Very thought provoking.Am very much indeed ignited by this splendiferous
    Writing( devotion )

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  2. I thank God you were blessed and your spirit provoked by this devotion. Bless you and thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Shalom,
    Enyonam

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