Seize The Priority
A challenge for 2020. Peter’s challenge over 2000 years ago is for us men today. Like his friends then and us today, we are either being carried away and losing our stability, or we are growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ (2 Pet 3:17-18).
Standing still is not an option.
There is no neutral in the Christian life, back then or in the coming year.
We are either regressing in the faith or progressing.
Losing stability or gaining maturity.
Shrinking or growing.
It is our choice daily of priorities. What is your priority during the first 15 minutes of waking?
Tired of headlines full of murder, terror, human trafficking and corruption? Here is just a small sampling of what the Creator King is doing:
Although around us, things look like they are getting worse, God’s kingdom is expanding at an unprecedented rate with over 4000 new churches born each week; in the past 30 years the church in Nepal has gone from a few hundred to over 1 million, in Muslim Algeria the church has mushroomed to 180,000. The kingdoms of Islam and Hinduism are being shaken. Praise God for incredible growth of His church, looking ahead at 2020, ask God how you can be praying for the nations.
By Grantley Sherwood (a repost)
Something regarding the day just past:
First Coming. By Madeleine L’Engle
He did not wait till the world was ready,
till men and nations were at peace.
He came when the Heavens were unsteady,
and prisoners cried out for release.
He did not wait for the perfect time.
He came when the need was deep and great.
He dined with sinners in all their grime,
turned water into wine.
He did not wait till hearts were pure.
In joy he came to a tarnished world of sin and doubt.
To a world like ours, of anguished shame
he came, and his Light would not go out.
He came to a world which did not mesh,
to heal its tangles, shield its scorn.
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh
the Maker of the stars was born.
We cannot wait till the world is sane
to raise our songs with joyful voice,
for to share our grief, to touch our pain,
He came with Love: Rejoice! Rejoice!