Thursday, March 13, 2008

"What on Earth are You Doing....?"

"David carried out God's purpose while he lived." Acts 13:36 (NIrV)

One memory I have from early childhood is that of my mother walking in on me while I was in the midst of mischief. At the age of five I had taken a pair of scissors and began cutting the flower patterns out of the sofa. “What on earth are you doing?” she exclaimed. And then, in the same breath, having seen for herself what it was, she said, “Oh, for heaven’s sake!!”

Now, to a five year old boy that sounded like one complete question to me, and that’s the question I pose to you now – “What on earth are you doing for heaven’s sake?” The Bible tells us that David, beloved of the Lord, carried out God's purposes while he lived.

Don't you want the same to be said of you?

A needy world waits on tiptoe to see who you will be, and what you will do. Our eyes strain for an unrestricted view, our hearts long for some heroic act, and our breath, held in anticipation of something great that will spring forth from your faith, awaits for that singular moment when we may all say together, “Wow!”

Oh, please do not disappoint us.

“But, who am I that such things as you suggest should be expected of me?” you might be wondering.

Well, honestly, you’re nobody – just like the rest of us! But Jesus is Somebody, and He is looking for someone just like you! AND .... He has already done everything necessary to insure your success in completing the purpose for which He placed you in this world.

"So, what on earth are you doing.....for Heaven's sake?"

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