I woke up this morning with God showing me the importance of our faithfulness to Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9 God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to Him. MSG
Have we any idea what is so vitally important to God? I don’t think we do. We only know what He shows us about Himself and what He shows us I believe is according to how faithful we are to Him.
I feel like I have missed it, and missed it, and… missed it, so I am no way referring to me when I speak, but I am referencing what I believe God is showing me this morning.
Look with me at Matthew 25 go ahead read the whole chapter and then come back here and join me.
First the whole chapter is a warning to be ready for His return and in doing so we will have to have done His work.
Next thing I want to reference —do you see that in verse 14 Jesus went on a trip and when He returns we are going to be judge according to whether we did our assignment or not? Do you see that if we are unfaithful to do what He has called us to do, if we quit we will be flung into the outer darkness?
That was the exact knowing I had this morning from God and the knowing that if I expected Him to do things for me, and if I were to be right with Him then I have to be faithful to do what He has called me to do.
I know that people do not think this account is truly God’s way — as well nothing is expected of them other than to wait for Jesus to come get them. Many think a prayer is their salvation, but that thinking does not compare to the Word.
We have to read the Word and know the Word of God so that we won’t live without His wisdom. No one wants to be thrown into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth, but it is possible if we won’t heed His voice, that we could be that one thrown into the outer darkness.
What many don’t take serious enough is that God has something for us to do for Him. I know it seems scary that God would ask us to work for Him, which may look like having no provision and that we will go without, but I want to declare to you today that, that is just not true but a lie to keep you from doing the will of God.
If you ever obeyed God and have been rewarded you will know He is the same for all He instructs you to do. You will see your provision when you do the work He has called you to do when He calls you to do it, and you will see it pressed down shaken together and running over.
Jesus is about to return and it seems to me He has something for us to do to help prepare for His return. He is looking for mature committed ones to do His work for Him before He gets here.
Really if you know Him, you already know that. If you sit with and hear Him then you know He is looking to you, to trust to do His work.
Jesus said whoever believes in Me will do greater things. Thus if we believe then we will be doing a greater work, we won’t be sitting around waiting for Him to come and then He come and we have to say, sorry I didn’t care about what You cared about only what You could do for me.
Working for Him, doing what He did is so much greater than anything. Doing the importance of life Jesus talked about in Matthew 6, instead of worry is doing the greater thing which is to love.
When we love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind is when we will grow in the wisdom of His greater challenge of love, because loving Him is —caring about what He cares about.
My son is doing a dead hang challenge to increase from one minute of hanging on a bar, to an extra 10 seconds everyday.
How can we compare that to what God is saying to us, I feel like at least He is saying this to me today, to increase in the greater work—that is His love be known without error everywhere, be displayed to each person more and more each day.
Instead of paying attention to our own interests He asks that we are interested in Him and His quest to reach everyone with His greatness —His standard of love.
Challenge —increase ten seconds a day toward that greater work, the highest standard of love.