20 Jan A TIME OF RESPONSIBILITY
“Do you not say, there are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?” Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. “Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.”
If there is a time ever in the history of mankind that responsibility is on the church, it is today. We are in the last days, and no one can dispute that. It means the time of the Lord’s return is near. His last command to us before He left was to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. If you respect someone, the last words he says to you before departing from this world become so important to you. You do not cherish those statements emotionally; you commit yourself to obeying every command contained in those words.
See how Jesus put it two thousand years ago. Those of us who say to ourselves there is more time, are living in our own illusion. If 2000 years ago Jesus said “the harvest is ripe”, what will He be saying today to us? Think about that. Anytime we decouple the harvest of God from the responsibilities that go with them, we miss the mark. God does not bless you materially for nothing. He wants you to become more responsible.
Have you thought for a moment that God wants you to be occupied with kingdom business instead of material things? That is why He gave material things to you? Now our attention is all focused on the material things and have abandoned the responsibilities. Let us all repent quickly and do what is right in the sight of the Lord.
1. Thank God who continually showers His blessings upon you this year. He will never stop doing that.
2. Ask for wisdom and direction. To spend your life being busy with the things of the kingdom instead of focusing on the material blessings.
3. Father, please help me to never separate the responsibilities from the blessings.
I declare today, that I am a responsible Christian. I walk in total obedience to God’s word. His work occupies the center of my heart; in fact, all my heart. God’s work stands tall in the priorities I set for my life and by the grace of God, I shall live up to them in the name of Jesus.