ANGLICAN DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 14, 2022 (PART TIME, FULL TIME)
TOPIC : PART TIME, FULL TIME
Read: Joel 3:1-2, 9-17(NKJV)
1. “For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
2. I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.
STUDY: The teenager sat down watching his friends enjoy fellowship with God. They had played together, now it was time to pray. He couldn’t join them because he was ‘of the other faith.’ As they sang, danced and worshipped, the teacher quietly asked:
Do you enjoy God like this in your faith?’ ‘No’, he said. That was all. Early the next morning, he came banging the door, ready to receive Christ. “I want to enjoy God like my friends” was his firm stand.
It is amazing how ‘so little’ can bring someone to Christ. As my friend narrated this, I couldn’t help agreeing with the Scripture; indeed, all we need to do is to put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe (v.13). All the happenings of this age point to the fact that we’re in the last days, in fact, we are in the last days of the last days. The return of our Master is very near.
What are you personally doing about those who have not received Him? Are you concerned that there are “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision”? (v.14). The only reason we’re alive as Christians is to bear witness to Christ.
Our secular engagements are only ‘platforms’ to do this; our different placements in life are only part time so we can fulfil the full-time work of bearing witness for Christ. Are you so engrossed in the part time work while leaving the full-time work?
PRAYER: Witness to someone today.
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