Don’t turn on the dark yet!

3312832157_786076d04bWe need to be reminded continually of the urgency of the age we are living in. As a follower of Christ, I am constantly aware of the eternal reality that awaits all of us. Hell is hot and forever is a long time and Jesus has called us to GO. We have a responsibility to reach as many people as we possibly can, as quickly as we possibly can.

The story is told of a dad who had just tucked one of his young sons in bed for the night. As he walked out of the bedroom, he reached for the light switch. His son called out, “Daddy, don’t turn on the dark yet!” This is what we are to pray to our Father too.

The Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25 calls us to be aggressive and take risks with what God has put into our hands. Jesus’ answer to how we are to live in light of His return is, “Go for it!” We’re not to wait around. we’re to get busy. We’re not to wait for instructions. We’re to take initiative. We’re not to live in fear but we are to proceed in faith.

Jesus said, “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.” What more do you need? Get busy doing what is in front of you. Don’t worry about a target group, just go! Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” 

Too many of us Aussies are sitting around waiting for someone to spoon feed us and it has created a culture that is self-focused and numbed to the urgency of the age we live in. The Church is a sleeping giant that needs to awaken to the call to Go. “Father, please don’t turn on the dark yet!”

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