Romans 12:11-13 (NLT)
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
Its not easy is it? How do we wake up each morning prepared to work hard for the Lord, and not just work but work enthusiastically. Confidence, hope and patience are not easy to practice, and for many people they are rare commodities. Are we ready to help God's people when they need it, are we able to provide the hospitality they need? It does seem sometimes that God asks a lot of us, that He may even be asking too much of us. We have to remember what He has already done for us though, what He continues to do. That whenever He asks something of us He is not like a CEO of God Inc. He is here with us, helping us, working in the mud with us. We need to be praying always, non stop in and about all things. Praying is not just pleading with God for help or to do things for us. It is about rejoicing in all that we do, celebrating the work He has asked us to do however hard it is. It is looking at the world and seeing the wonder He has created, listening for His voice in all the moments of the day. Prayer does not just happen at the beginning or end of the day, in Church or on your knees. Prayer is your whole life live properly as God would want it. Like I said at the beginning, its not easy is it? But don't forget, you are never on your own, you do not have to battle on alone. The God who created the universe, the God of the ages, of Abraham and Jacob, Father of Jesus is the same God who walks with you every day, remember that and do not worry.
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.